Does Illinois need regional superintendents?

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(KTVI) - You Paid For It investigated administrators that even Illinois Governor Pat Quinn said taxpayers could do without. The Governor once cut out money for Illinois Regional Superintendents like one in Madison County and St Clair County saying they weren't essential.

We went to see the Madison County Regional Superintendent to talk about his job that pays $107,000 a year and he has a deputy that's paid $98,000.

Critics say they do jobs like administering GED tests that could be done by the local school districts instead. One critic is the Illinois Policy Institute the state’s biggest taxpayers watchdog group. That groups spokesperson calls it an unneeded layer of management that taxpayers don't need.

Illinois spends $12 million dollars for the Regional Superintendent Offices around the state.

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