EDUCATIONAL SERVICES DIVISION
On Monday, August 7, 1995, the Educational Service Center (ESC) in Charleston was disbanded and the services were assumed by what was once called the Educational Service Region (ESR) or the Regional Superintendent of Schools’ Office. Now together, these are called the Regional Office of Education (ROE). Regional Superintendent, Julie Wollerman, and her office are responsible for providing many of the educational services previously provided by the ESC in Charleston. To coordinate these mandated services, the Educational Services Division was created.
These are seven areas mandated by the 1993 legislation that created these changes. The services promised through this legislation are:
In addition, an annual needs assessment is required.
The Educational Services Division staff develops and writes an annual Regional Improvement Plan which is submitted with a budget to the Illinois State Board of Education for approval. The Educational Services Division also provides services through the following state and federal grants: Illinois Family Violence Coordinating Council for 4th Judicial Circuit; McKinney-Vento Homeless Children and Youth Education Grant for Area V; and Standards Aligned Classroom Initiative.