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Kick off the School Year with Professional Development!
 
Please take a moment to review and sign up for MAP and SPED specific Rock Island-Milan Colleges (RI-M) being offered in August & September. REVIEW COURSE DESCRIPTIONS BELOW AND SIGN UP HERE >> 
 
Additional RI-M College topics will be coming out soon!
 
MAP Skills: August 20, 2018 from 3:45 - 5:00 at Frances Willard An online intervention tool for students in the elementary and jr. high school levels. Presenter: Annie Pavlik
 
MAP Skills: August 30, 2018 from 3:45 - 5:00 at Frances Willard An online intervention tool for students in the elementary and jr. high school levels. Presenter: Annie Pavlik
 
MAP Data Analysis: September 4, 2018, from 3:45-5:00 at Frances Willard The assessment window closes August 31st. Come to this session to find out ways to better analyze your student pre-assessment MAP results. Presenter: Annie Pavlik
 
Elementary SPED Core Curriculum Support: August 23, 2018, from 3:45-5:00 at Administration Center, Room 23 This training will focus on how to support the instructional content occurring in general education classrooms. Come to this session to find out ways to support your students with the core curriculum. Presenter: Alicia Sanders, Leigh Bowman, and Mikki Edmonds
 
Junior High SPED Core Curriculum Support: August 28, 2018, from 3:45-5:00 at Administration Center, Room 23 This training will focus on how to support the instructional content occurring in general education classrooms. Come to this session to find out ways to support your students with the core curriculum. Presenter: Alicia Sanders, Leigh Bowman, and Mikki Edmonds. 
403(b) Deferral Limit Changes for 2018
 
The maximum deferral limit for employees who participate in the 403(b) plan is increasing in tax year 2018.
 
The elective deferral maximum will now be $18,500, up from the previous $18,000. Employees 50 or older (or who attain age 50 during the 2018 calendar year) who wish to contribute to a catch-up contribution may also defer an additional $6,000. This limit did not change. The 403(b) deferral is calculated on a calendar year contribution (January-December).
 
If you wish to change your current 403(b) contribution, please contact Dawn Wolf at 309-793-5900 x203, or dawn.wolf@rimsd41.org 

TRS Benefit Information Meeting  
 
The Regional Office of Education is offering a benefit information meeting for those in the Teachers Retirement System (TRS). At the meeting teachers will be able to obtain information about benefits as a TRS member, learn ways to optimize your service credit prior to retirement and learn the retirement process.
 
Seat reservations are not needed. The meeting will last approximately one hour. Time will be provided to answer any questions you may have.
 
Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Time: 4:30pm-6:00pm
Location: Moline High School Cafeteria 3600 Avenue of the Cities Moline, IL 61265
 
 
EAP Reminder!
 
RIMSD #41 has an EAP (employee assistance program) available 365 days a year!
 
School District employees can attend five free counseling sessions by calling 1-309-779-2273. Sessions are private and confidential. 
Illinois State Board of Education is staggering licensure renewal for 2018
 
The 2018 renewal year is much larger than usual because it is the first year that educators who were issued a substitute teaching license (SUB) or educator license with stipulations endorsed for paraprofessional (ELS-PARA) in the 2013 certificate-to-licensure exchange will be able to renew these licenses. THEREFORE, the Illinois State Board of Education is staggering the periods for renewal >>