The funding crunch in the state of Illinois is putting some hard decisions in front of legislators and starting a little bit of a tussle among the local agencies and units of local government that want to get paid by the state.
Superintendents and other employees of the ROE haven't been paid since June 30. Yet they continue to come to work. Recently, the .
Meanwhile, municipalities and schools are seeing fewer state dollars coming in on time—and there has been ongoing discussion about eliminating the local share of statewide revenue sources such as the .
Representatives of the 47 statewide Regional Offices of Education say ROEs are the most efficient and cost-effective method of providing essential, mandated services such as school safety checks and personnel training—costs which would have to be picked up by individual school districts.
What do you think?
Should the state keep or eliminate the Kane County ROE and other regional offices?