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Regional ed offices to operate despite cut

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  • Bob Daiber

    Bob Daiber

Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD -- The head of a group representing Illinois regional superintendents says the state's regional education offices will remain open despite Gov. Pat Quinn's veto of funding for salaries.

Bob Daiber, president of the Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools, said Friday regional superintendents will fulfill their duties, which include inspecting schools and checking employee backgrounds.

He said the group met with Quinn's staff about how to pay superintendents and their assistants. He says there will be future meetings to work out details.

Quinn used his veto power to eliminate $11.3 million for the superintendents before he signed the budget last week.

The state's budget director has said the 44 superintendents may go without pay for several months until a deal can be worked out with lawmakers.