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  Ag 3 Circles Update for Districts in Salary Negotiations  
  Erica Thieman  7/22/2020 9:42:00 AM  

Message Sent to: Ag Teachers, Principals, Superintendents, FFA Advisor Asst, Ag Ed State Staff

Regarding the Ag Three Circles Teacher Extended Contract Grant program: If your district is currently in salary negotiations or is still waiting to hire a new teacher, please go ahead and fill out the form. I would ask that you indicate the highest numbers possible on the salary and benefits. This will allow ISBE to earmark the funds for you. We can always decrease the funds after the fact if the settled amounts are lower, but we will not be able to add more funds to your allocation due to the manner in which the budget is developed.

Additionally, please select the option that indicates you are still in salary negotiations on the form if you have not already filled it out. If you have already completed it and did not make a note in the comment box that you are in negotiations, please let myself and your FCAE person know.

 The Excel Form for completing calculations can be found at:

The Google Form to complete the initial application can be found at:

Reminder that this is due July 31, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Please let me know if you have any questions!


Erica Thieman
Illinois State Board of Education
Phone: 217-785-4293 Cell: --
Address: 100 North First Street, Springfield, IL 62777
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