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Education Merger Approved Between La Salle, Putnam And Marshall County

Posted by wlpo on March 12, 2013

The Regional Office of Education serving Marshall and Putnam Counties needs a home.  La Salle County is willing to provide one.

La Salle County Regional Schools Superintendent Chris Dvorak met with ROE reps of Marshall and Putnam Counties and says they’re receptive to consolidating into La Salle County.  The La Salle County Board approved the merger last night.

Last year, Governor Pat Quinn signed a bill cutting the number of ROE’s in the state from 44 to 35.  Each ROE has to cover at least 61 thousand students or else consolidate.

The Marshall-Woodford-Putnam County ROE has under 61 thousand people so La Salle County is taking over representation for the Putnam County School District, Midland Schools and Henry-Senachwine Schools.  La Salle County Superintendent Chris Dvorak says they’re still working on financial details of the consolidation.  He wants the main office to stay in Ottawa.

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