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posted: 7/26/2012 12:05 PM

CLC boosting rent for regional education office

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College of Lake County has boosted rent for another public agency starting in November.

Trustees this week voted in favor of a one-year, $75,794 lease for the Lake County Regional Office of Education to occupy 4,140 square feet in a building on the Grayslake campus. CLC board Chairman Richard Anderson said a short-term lease was necessary because the school may need that building as part of an expansion plan.

Anderson said the money charged to the regional education office will be about 2 percent more than what CLC has received for rent. CLC provided a four-year lease to the regional superintendent that expires Oct. 31, with the new deal kicking in the following day.

He said the regional office of education will receive ample notice if CLC needs it to move elsewhere on campus.

Roycealee Wood is the elected regional superintendent of schools. Her office's functions include assisting Lake County's 45 districts in various ways and handling regulatory duties as dictated by Illinois school code and the State Board of Education.

Anderson said CLC benefits from the many teachers who need to visit the regional education office for certification services and other reasons. He said the instructors may not get to the campus otherwise.

"It gives the teachers an opportunity to see what the college has to offer," Anderson said.

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