Regional Board of School Trustees

The Regional Board of School Trustees is an elected board comprised of seven members. This elected board hears petitions for annexations, detachments, and changes in school boundaries. The Regional Superintendent acts as Ex-Officio Secretary to the Board. The Regional Office maintains all records of petitions heard in the region. The main responsibilities of the Regional Board of School Trustees are:

  1. The hearing and disposal of petitions for change of school district boundaries.
  2. The hearing and disposal of petitions by school districts to withdraw from Joint Agreements/Cooperatives.
  3. The appointment of appraisers and approval of final settlements in the division of assets when new districts are formed.
  4. Meetings are regularly held the first Monday of each quarter; special meetings are scheduled when needed.

Regional Board of School Trustees for Franklin-Johnson-Massac-Williamson Counties are:

MemberCounty of ResidenceTerm ExpiresOffice Held
Shawn TuthillWilliamsonMay 2023President
David GossFranklinMay 2023 
Lou ParkerJohnsonMay 2023 
Marleis TroverJohnsonMay 2025 
Ron EllisWilliamsonMay 2027 
Jean ChamnessFranklinMay 2025 
Dwayne WallMassacMay 2027 

Considering filing a petition for Boundary Change?

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.

Annexation fees are paid by the petitioner, and a down-payment of $1000 is required. Additional fees incurred will be charged to the petitioner.


Public Meeting Notices

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE of the regular quarterly meetings of the Regional Board of School Trustees of Franklin, Johnson, Massac, and Williamson Counties. All meetings are held at the Williamson County ROE #21 Office in the Training Room located at 502 W. Jackson Street, Marion, IL 62959 at 6:30 P.M.

Archived Meetings