Public Comment on Illinois Fundraising Exemption (305.15) Due August 25, 2014
As of July 1, 2014, the USDA Interim Final Regulations on “Nutrition Standards for all Foods Sold in Schools” are in effect. These regulations impact ALL food and beverages sold to students on the school campus during the school day for schools participating in the National School Lunch and/or School Breakfast Programs. Proposed Rules have been issued by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) through the Illinois Administrative Rules, Part 305.15 providing guidelines to schools for exempted fundraising days. Emergency rules, with the same language, are now in effect (as of June 25, 2014) and will be for a maximum of 150 days.
Public comment on this section of proposed rules may be submit no later than August 25, 2014 either via e-mail (addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org
)or via standard mail (addressed to Shelley Helton, Agency Rules Coordinator, ISBE, 100 North First Street - S-493, Springfield, Illinois 62777-0001).
Message From State Superintendent Christopher A. Koch
I want to make you aware of another webinar we're working on, this one in partnership with the Illinois PTA. The first Back-to-School Webinar for parents is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 9. This webinar is geared specifically toward parents, and we're hosting it at a time we hope will be more conducive to their participation.
We'll discuss how schools are putting in place the new Illinois Learning Standards and assessments align ed to those standards, and we will include local teachers to provide a classroom perspective. We'll also focus on parent engagement and the partnerships necessary between families and local schools to help students reach their full potential. Interested parents can register at www1.gotomeeting.com/register/185876249. Please share this information with your school communities.