How can an owner transfer their property from one school district to another in Franklin-Johnson-Massac-Williamson Regional Office of Education #21 territory in Southern Illinois? This is an issue that gets decided by the Regional Board of School Trustees (RBST).
The power to make decision regarding school district reorganization by accepting or rejecting proposals for school district boundary changes, consolidations, divisions, and dissolution is held by the Regional Board. They are granted this duty in Article 7 of the Illinois School Code, a part of state law that deals with public education issues.
ATTENTION: Effective September 12, 2017, Annexation fees have increased from $400 to $1000.
The Regional Board of School Trustees is a 7 member board that is elected during Consolidated Elections held in April of even numbered years. This unpaid group consists of at least one resident of each of the four counties. They meet quarterly, generally on the first Monday in January, April, July, and October. If there is no business to conduct, the meetings are cancelled. The Board may also call special meetings if there is urgent business they need to conduct.
The Regional Superintendent of Schools serves as ex-officio Secretary of the board. He handles the scheduling and the paperwork. The Regional Superintendent is not a voting member of the board.
Regional Board of School Trustees for Franklin-Johnson-Massac-Williamson Counties are: