Illinois regional offices of education Regional Superintendents Prepare To Downsize Under New Map By Mike Moen • Nov 26, 2013 Illinois' regional offices of education are moving forward with consolidation efforts. Some superintendents are continuing with their merger preparations now that the state has approved downsizing plans. State Now In Control Of Reduction Plan For Regional Superintendents By Mike Moen • Jul 15, 2013 Efforts continue to reduce the number of regional school superintendents in Illinois. A 2012 law asked local officials in certain areas to approve consolidation plans that fit their needs. But a key deadline was missed in the process.