Regional Office of Education http://tspr.org en Illinois Education Board to Decide Consolidations http://tspr.org/post/illinois-education-board-decide-consolidations <p>The Illinois State Board of Education will take care of a task that was supposed to be handled at the local level. Thu, 14 Nov 2013 23:42:04 +0000 Rich Egger 43833 at http://tspr.org Illinois Education Board to Decide Consolidations Education-Related Consolidation Approved http://tspr.org/post/education-related-consolidation-approved <p>The county boards in Fulton, Schuyler, Hancock, and McDonough Counties have all approved the merger of the Fulton-Schuyler and Hancock-McDonough Regional Offices of Education.</p><p>Hancock-McDonough Regional Superintendent John Meixner said the resolutions will be sent to the Illinois State Board of Elections, which will officially create the new region.</p><p></p><p></p><p>The state pushed for the consolidation of some regional offices to cut costs. Meixner believed the savings will be minimal, but he said this merger should work well for the region.</p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 01:29:01 +0000 Rich Egger 31196 at http://tspr.org Education-Related Consolidation Approved 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 Warren County Sells Home of Regional Office of Education http://tspr.org/post/warren-county-sells-home-regional-office-education <p>Warren County has sold the stately two-story home that has housed the Regional Office of Education for years. The house sits right across the street from the county courthouse.&nbsp; The regional office serves Warren, Mercer and Henderson counties.<br /><br />Immaculate Conception Catholic Church has purchased the building from the county for $74,000.<br /><br />County Board Chairman Bill Reichow said the office will stay put for the short-term.<br /> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 20:27:45 +0000 James Lenz 13831 at http://tspr.org Warren County Sells Home of Regional Office of Education