Sondgeroth, Bob

Regional Superintendent Bob Sondgeroth discusses school reorganization, especially that of Regional Office of Education (#47), which resulted from the reorganization of schools in Whiteside, Lee, and Ogle Counties. This included two recent reorganizations. One used the consolidation method; while the other used dissolution-annexation. Sondgeroth also talks about the shared services that were achieved because of the reorganizations, which allowed smaller districts to give greater opportunities to their students and to create economic efficiencies. Sondgeroth also examines recent reorganizations in Illinois that have reduced Regional Offices from fifty-eight to thirty-five.