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Regional Office of Education - Leslie Schermerhorn, Regional Superintendent of Schools
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Leslie SchermerhornWelcome to McHenry County Regional Office of Education. Our mission is to serve the students, teachers and families of McHenry County to ensure ALL children have access to a World Class education.

We at the Regional Office of Education are proud of our work and look forward to the continuing challenge of professional performance. I personally welcome your comments and suggestions on the format and contents of this resource. I hope you find it both informational and useful.

For precautionary measures and following recommendations made by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), effective Wednesday, March 18th, the McHenry County Regional Office will be closed to the public.  Fingerprinting services will be suspended until further notice.  The Regional Office will continue to provide services through telephone and email.



ISBE is working in partnership with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to ensure we are providing the most current resources and guidance to support Illinois education communities regarding the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. Please know that this is a rapidly evolving situation and we will continue to share up-to-date information as it becomes available.





  • Executive Order 2020-07 PDF Documentincludes Open Meetings Act flexibility. - March 16, 2020
  • Executive Order 2020-06PDF Document exempts schools operated by the Department of Juvenile Justice, State Board of Education or Department of Human Services from EO 2020-05. - March 15, 2020
  • Executive Order 2020-05PDF Document requires all public and non-public schools to close beginning on Tuesday, March 17 through Monday, March 30. At this time, schools may reopen on Tuesday, March 31. - March 15, 2020


Please email [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

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Fingerprinting Hours

  • MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY      9:00 am - 11:00 am and 2:00 pm  - 4:00 pm

  • FRIDAY MORNING   9:00 am - 11:00 am only

    Please note:  Substitute teachers are required to pay a $50.00 fee, cash only.


    Are you interested in obtaining a Substitute Teaching License?  Do you have a bachelor's degree?

    Please create an account in ELIS:

    Request official transcripts be sent to [email protected]

    Apply and register your Substitute Teaching License in ELIS.

    Apply for positions through the school district's website or through the following link:



    License Renewal runs from April 1 through June 30 of the year you are to renew. Check the State Board's website for additional information  If you are up for renewal in 2020 the Regional Office of Education suggests that you DO NOT wait until June.  In our experience when there is a high volume of traffic on the website it can be quite difficult to complete your transaction.

    To complete this process, log into your ELIS account and on your ELIS homepage click on Renewal located in the Action Center Box.  Registration fees must be paid by credit or debit card.






    The mission of the Regional Office of Education #44 is to engage youth across McHenry County in schools and educational programs that promote regular student attendance, secure the benefits of best practice professional development, ensure a safe and secure environment for student learning, and assure compliance with the regulations of the school code of Illinois representative of an excellent education essential for success in the world of work and in life.


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