Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says education is one of his top priorities but he wants to eliminate the positions of 44 regional superintendents across the state. It's part of his cost-saving strategy to pull the state out of debt but the ROE's aren't going down without a fight.

Sangamon County Superintendant Jeff Vose says they're trying to convince lawmakers to keep them around. He says they're a very important piece of the education process because they train bus drivers, perform the background checks on bus drivers, do safety inspections on the buildings, provide homeless services for students and enforce truancy laws.

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