The regional school superintendents may be saved from budget cuts, but some of them may not be coming back next year. A proposal would reduce the number of regional superintendents from 44 to 35. State Senator Bill Haine of Alton says he's preventing a mega-bureaucracy that would give every school district a headache.
He says the estimated cost savings from eliminating the regional superintendents is misleading. The governor cut the regional superintendents out of the budget last year to save $11-million before the legislature restored their funding.