Regional Office of Education

Regional Offices of Education
5:42 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Illinois Education Board to Decide Consolidations

John Meixner in his office
Credit Rich Egger

The Illinois State Board of Education will take care of a task that was supposed to be handled at the local level.

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Regional Superintendents
8:29 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Education-Related Consolidation Approved

John Meixner

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.

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.

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.

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Western Illinois Impacted
4:13 pm
Sat May 26, 2012

Legislature Agrees to Consolidate ROEs

The Illinois Capitol building

The embattled Regional Offices of Education in Illinois will be consolidated under a measure (SB 2706) headed to the governor's desk.

Nearly a quarter of the state's 44 offices would be cut. Representative Linda Chapa LaVia (D-Aurora) said it's remarkable that the superintendents cooperated with lawmakers to come up with a reduction plan.

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More State Govt Spending Cuts
3:42 pm
Tue May 15, 2012

Illinois Lawmakers Moving to Combine ROEs

Illinois' regional school superintendents are backing legislation (SB 2706) that would eliminate nearly a quarter of their 44 offices.

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.

Regional Offices of Education oversee teacher certification, GED programs, and truancy cases.

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ROE will continue to rent building
3:27 pm
Fri April 20, 2012

Warren County Sells Home of Regional Office of Education

Warren County courthouse

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.  The regional office serves Warren, Mercer and Henderson counties.

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church has purchased the building from the county for $74,000.

County Board Chairman Bill Reichow said the office will stay put for the short-term.

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