Legislators approve cut to number of Regional Superintendents

By WEEK Producer

May 25, 2012 Updated May 25, 2012 at 10:27 PM CDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill -- Illinois lawmakers voted Friday to cut the number of regional superintendents across the state.

Friday afternoon the Illinois House unanimously voted to reduce the state's 44 regional superintendents to 35.

The moves follows a recommendation made this spring by the commission formed to study Illinois' Regional Superintendent system.

Governor Pat Quinn last year proposed eliminating them entirely, but legislators decided to pay the superintendents with local funds instead of state money.

How they will be paid this year is undecided.

The bill goes on to the governor for approval.