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Graphic courtesy of IARSS
According to the Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools (IARSS), the consolidation process included combining staffs and office locations, coordinating programs with local school districts, and shuffling management of some educational programs within the ROEs themselves.
“It is never easy to lose members and change how you serve your districts, but each of these regions and the many counties they serve have done it by putting what’s best for Illinois education first,” said incoming IARSS president Jeff Vose. “We have worked hard to ensure any implications are minimized and ask for our schools’ and the public’s patience as we go through a big transition these next few weeks. We look forward to working within our regions to put into practice our commitment to ‘Safety, Support, and Success’ in classrooms around the state.”