SB 2706 http://tspr.org en Legislature Agrees to Consolidate ROEs http://tspr.org/post/legislature-agrees-consolidate-roes <p>The embattled Regional Offices of Education in Illinois will be consolidated under a measure (<a href="http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=2706&amp;GAID=11&amp;DocTypeID=SB&amp;LegId=63057&amp;SessionID=84&amp;GA=97" target="_blank">SB 2706</a>) headed to the governor&#39;s desk.<br /><br />Nearly a quarter of the state&#39;s 44 offices would be cut. Representative Linda Chapa LaVia (D-Aurora) said it&#39;s remarkable that the superintendents cooperated with lawmakers to come up with a reduction plan.<br /> Sat, 26 May 2012 21:13:04 +0000 Rich Egger 15756 at http://tspr.org Legislature Agrees to Consolidate ROEs Illinois Lawmakers Moving to Combine ROEs http://tspr.org/post/illinois-lawmakers-moving-combine-roes <p>Illinois&#39; regional school superintendents are backing legislation (<a href="http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=2706&amp;GAID=11&amp;DocTypeID=SB&amp;LegId=63057&amp;SessionID=84&amp;GA=97" target="_blank">SB 2706</a>) that would eliminate nearly a quarter of their 44 offices.<br /><br />The proposal is not likely to satisfy critics who say the positions are not necessary and that the offices should have their functions taken over by local school districts.<br /><br />Regional Offices of Education oversee teacher certification, GED programs, and truancy cases. Tue, 15 May 2012 20:42:23 +0000 Rich Egger 15145 at http://tspr.org Illinois Lawmakers Moving to Combine ROEs