Lt. governor proposes changes to ROE alignment

Lt. governor proposes changes to ROE alignment

Illinois' Liuetenant Governor is suggesting a new way to divy up regoinal offices of education in Illinois.

The offices have been under the microscope in recent years, with some, including Governor Pat Quinn, questioning their use.  The offices also recently underwent a consolidation which will take effect next summer, although the change does not impact the office that serves Champaign and Ford Counties.

Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon said the offices ought to be aligned with Illinois' community college districts.

Under the recent consolidation, the number of regional offices of education serving the WDWS listening area will be six.  And if the boundaries are shifted to be in line with community colleges, the number of offices serving the DWS area would remain at six:  one office for Parkland College, one for Danville Area Community College, one for Lake Land College, one for Richland Community College, one for Heartland Community College and one for Kankakee Community College.

Simon made the comments Tuesday on the WDWS Morning Show.  Simon, who's a Democrat, is running for Illinois comptroller against the incumbent Republican Judy Baar Topinka.

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