A bill to reduce the number of regional school superintendents in Illinois to 35 passed an Illinois House committee Tuesday and is one step closer to passage in the Illinois House, according to the Illinois General Assembly website.The superintendents would be paid by the state's general revenue fund. As a way to cut down on expenses, the cut in the number of superintendents will increase the number of residents served in the regional superintendent district from 43 thousand to 61 thousand. The bill is based on a recommendation earlier this year from a task force. Last year the governor eliminated the state funding for elected regional superintendents, feeling those offices should be funded by local sources.
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