Illinois regional superintendents

4:02 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

New Illinois law subtracts superintendents, adds to math curriculum

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Illinois will trim the number of regional superintendent offices and high schools will look at beefing up math for students.

Gov. Pat Quinn signed four education bills Monday, including one that cuts superintendent offices from 44 to 35.

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.

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3:00 pm
Fri May 25, 2012

Lawmakers pass bill to cut number of Illinois regional superintendents

The Illinois State Capitol.
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Illinois lawmakers want to cut the number of regional school superintendents by 20 percent.

They've passed legislation to trim the 44 regional superintendents down to just 35. The Illinois House sent it to the governor Friday without a single "no" vote.

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7:43 am
Wed May 16, 2012

Morning headlines - Wednesday, May 16, 2012

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County parks audit finds spending on vehicles during budget crisis

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 close parks and lay off employees.

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Ill. Regional Superintendents
7:24 am
Tue January 31, 2012

Funding for Ill. superintendents proposed for next year

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Last year Governor Pat Quinn vetoed the salaries for the 44 regional superintendents.

This month, the Illinois State Board of Education has put the appropriation for the officials back into its proposed budget.

Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents president Bob Daiber says he's hopeful the General Assembly will keep the funding line and the governor will approve it.

"We certainly believe we're making our case as to why we are so important as the delivery system of state services to public schools," said Daiber.

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Ill. regional superintendents
5:41 pm
Mon November 14, 2011

Quinn OKs bill to restore superintendents' pay

Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn.
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It's official. Regional education superintendents across Illinois are going to get paychecks again after more than four months.

Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation Monday restoring the superintendents' pay.

Quinn eliminated their salaries from the state budget over the summer. He said the state needed the roughly $13 million for other services.

The superintendents and their assistants have not been paid since June.

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9:22 am
Fri November 11, 2011

Morning headlines: Friday, November 11, 2011

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Ill. regional superintendents
3:39 pm
Wed November 9, 2011

Ill. House OKs alternative pay for school superintendents

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The Illinois House approved a plan to pay regional school superintendents after Gov. Pat Quinn erased funding for their salaries last summer.

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.

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Ill. regional superintendents
2:27 pm
Thu October 27, 2011

Ill. school superintendent pay legislation fails again

Legislation to restore salaries for regional school superintendents after they were wiped out by Gov. Pat Quinn has failed in the Illinois House.

The vote Thursday was 59 to 55, but lawmakers can vote again later.

A House Committee had approved the legislation on Tuesday.

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Ill. regional superintendents
5:58 pm
Tue October 25, 2011

Ill. House panel votes to restore superintendents' pay

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Illinois lawmakers have taken the first steps toward restoring salaries for the state's regional superintendents.

A House committee on Tuesday approved legislation that would take the salaries out of a special tax fund for local government.

Now the full House will consider the plan.

Gov. Pat Quinn used his veto power to eliminate salaries for regional superintendents and their assistants. He said the state shouldn't pay for local officials when money is so tight.

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Ill. superintendents
10:21 am
Thu September 22, 2011

Ill. school officials won't appeal court ruling on pay

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Illinois's 44 regional superintendents have decided not to appeal a court ruling that upheld Gov. Pat Quinn's right to cut funding for their salaries from the current state budget.

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