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Regional Office of Education

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Dr. Shawn Walsh

Regional Superintendent
Phone: (815) 740-8360
Fax: (815) 740-4788



Our Mission Statement, "Working with our communities to support student learning," focuses on three areas, Safety, Support, and Success.
ACT WorkKeys and ETS ParaPro Exams are Back!

Governor Pritzker signed Public Act 101-0594 into law and it is effective immediately.  The new law restores the two qualifying options for the Paraprofessional endorsed Educator License with Stipulations (ELS-PARA), among other changes.  The ACT WorkKeys and ETS ParaPro exams are now reestablished as an alternative for individuals who have not completed 60 semester hours of coursework from a regionally accredited institution of higher education to acquire licensure as paraprofessionals in Illinois.  The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) indicated that if an individual applied for the ELS-PARA and received a deficiency letter, the application will be re-evaluated as soon as possible to determine if they qualify under the updated requirements.  The Educator Licensure Information System (ELIS) has been updated to accept applications on the basis of exam completion.  Click here for further information on the ELS-PARA application process.

Click the map below for directions to our Current Location:

116 N. Chicago St., Suite 400, Joliet, IL 60432



Ottawa Street Parking Deck: 110 N. Ottawa Street - Directions
Scott Street Parking Deck: 11 E. Clinton Street - Directions

The rate for both parking decks is $1.00 an hour. CASH ONLY.