Illinois regional superintendents http://news.stlpublicradio.org en New Illinois law subtracts superintendents, adds to math curriculum http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-illinois-law-subtracts-superintendents-adds-math-curriculum <p>Illinois will trim the number of regional superintendent offices and high schools will look at beefing up math for students.</p><p>Gov. Pat Quinn signed four education bills Monday, including one that cuts superintendent offices from 44 to 35.</p><p>Regional superintendents have often been a target for officials looking to cut spending. Last year Quinn proposed eliminating them, but legislators instead shifted their funding from state to local money. The new law reduces overall cost.</p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 21:02:33 +0000 The Associated Press 3980 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New Illinois law subtracts superintendents, adds to math curriculum Lawmakers pass bill to cut number of Illinois regional superintendents http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/lawmakers-pass-bill-cut-number-illinois-regional-superintendents <p>Illinois lawmakers want to cut the&nbsp;number of regional school superintendents by 20 percent.</p><p>They&#39;ve passed <a href="http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocTypeID=SB&amp;DocNum=2706&amp;GAID=11&amp;SessionID=84&amp;LegID=63057">legislation</a> to trim the 44 regional&nbsp;superintendents down to just 35. The Illinois House sent it to the&nbsp;governor Friday without a single &quot;no&quot; vote.</p> Fri, 25 May 2012 20:00:25 +0000 The Associated Press 3787 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Lawmakers pass bill to cut number of Illinois regional superintendents Morning headlines - Wednesday, May 16, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-may-16-2012 <p><strong>County parks audit finds spending on vehicles during budget crisis</strong></p><p>An internal audit of the St. Louis County Parks Department has found the department spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on new vehicles, even as county executive Charlie Dooley was threatening to<a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/dooley-proposes-st-louis-county-budget-cutting-jobs-parks"> close parks</a> and lay off employees.</p> Wed, 16 May 2012 12:43:54 +0000 Rachel Lippmann, The Associated Press & Illinois Public Radio 3706 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines - Wednesday, May 16, 2012 Funding for Ill. superintendents proposed for next year http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/funding-ill-superintendents-proposed-next-year <p>Last year Governor Pat Quinn vetoed the salaries for the 44 regional superintendents.</p><p>This month, the Illinois State Board of Education has put the appropriation for the officials back into its proposed budget.</p><p>Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents president Bob Daiber says he&#39;s hopeful the General Assembly will keep the funding line and the governor will approve it.</p><p>&quot;We certainly believe we&#39;re making our case as to why we are so important as the delivery system of state services to public schools,&quot; said Daiber.</p> Tue, 31 Jan 2012 13:24:22 +0000 Maria Altman 2972 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Funding for Ill. superintendents proposed for next year Quinn OKs bill to restore superintendents' pay http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/quinn-oks-bill-restore-superintendents-pay <p>It&#39;s official. Regional education superintendents across Illinois are going to get paychecks again after more than four months.</p><p>Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation Monday restoring the superintendents&#39; pay.</p><p>Quinn <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/quinn-signs-new-ill-state-budget-makes-changes-first">eliminated their salaries from the state budget</a> over the summer. He said the state needed the roughly $13 million for other services.</p><p>The superintendents and their assistants have not been paid since June.</p> Mon, 14 Nov 2011 23:41:37 +0000 The Associated Press 2468 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Quinn OKs bill to restore superintendents' pay Morning headlines: Friday, November 11, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-friday-november-11-2011 <p><strong>Occupy St. Louis protestors say they won&#39;t leave</strong></p><p>The 100 or so Occupy St. Louis campers who have been staying at Kiener Plaza in downtown St. Louis have been told to move out, but many have no plans to leave.</p> Fri, 11 Nov 2011 15:22:10 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 2454 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Friday, November 11, 2011 Ill. House OKs alternative pay for school superintendents http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-house-oks-alternative-pay-school-superintendents <p>The Illinois House approved a plan to pay regional school superintendents after Gov. Pat Quinn <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/quinn-signs-new-ill-state-budget-makes-changes-first">erased funding for their salaries</a> last summer.</p><p>The House voted 74-36 Wednesday to use local property tax funds to pay superintendents and their assistants in 44 regional education offices. It would pay them for just one year.</p> Wed, 09 Nov 2011 21:39:10 +0000 The Associated Press 2441 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ill. House OKs alternative pay for school superintendents Ill. school superintendent pay legislation fails again http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-school-superintendent-pay-legislation-fails-again <p>Legislation to restore salaries for regional school superintendents after <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/quinn-signs-new-ill-state-budget-makes-changes-first">they were wiped out by Gov. Pat Quinn </a>has failed in the Illinois House.</p><p>The vote Thursday was 59 to 55, but lawmakers can vote again later.</p><p>A House Committee had <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-house-panel-votes-restore-superintendents-pay">approved the legislation on Tuesday</a>.</p> Thu, 27 Oct 2011 19:27:56 +0000 The Associated Press & St. Louis Public Radio 2353 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ill. school superintendent pay legislation fails again Ill. House panel votes to restore superintendents' pay http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-house-panel-votes-restore-superintendents-pay <p>Illinois lawmakers have taken the first steps toward restoring salaries for the state&#39;s regional superintendents.</p><p>A House committee on Tuesday approved legislation that would take the salaries out of a special tax fund for local government.</p><p>Now the full House will consider the plan.</p> Tue, 25 Oct 2011 22:58:29 +0000 The Associated Press 2328 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ill. House panel votes to restore superintendents' pay Ill. school officials won't appeal court ruling on pay http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-school-officials-wont-appeal-court-ruling-pay <p>Illinois&#39;s 44 regional superintendents have decided not to appeal <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/judge-sides-ill-governor-regional-superintendents-pay-dispute">a court ruling</a> that upheld Gov. Pat Quinn&#39;s right to cut funding for their salaries from the current state budget.</p> Thu, 22 Sep 2011 15:21:58 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2101 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ill. school officials won't appeal court ruling on pay