Regional Superintendent of Schools

Regional Superintendent of Schools:  Jodi Scott
Phone #: (309) 345-3828
Fax Number: (309) 345-6735
Office Hours:  Monday-Friday 8:30AM-4:30PM

Summer Hours:
Monday-Thursday 8:00AM-3:30PM, Friday 8:00AM-1:00PM

Knox County Annex-Suite 2
105 N. East St.
Monmouth, IL 61462

Freedom of Information Officer:  Scott G. Erickson, County Clerk

Duties of Office:
The Regional Office of Education office provides a variety of services to the public including:

  • Project Stay in (Truancy Alternative Program)
  • Regional Alternative Education Services (REAS) (Day and Night Programs)
  • Outdoor Education
  • Conduct County Spelling Bee and Geography Bowl
  • Conduct annual school inspections for possible health/life safety concerns and monitor school construction and renovation projects.
  • Review and approve health/life safety amendments
  • Conduct yearly compliance visits.
  • Register candidates for GED testing and issue diplomas.
  • Provide in-service, refresher safety courses and first aid training for Knox County school bus drivers.
  • Home school information.
  • Residency and district boundaries
  • Paraprofessional Licenses
  • Issue teacher certificates.
  • Maintain files containing employee fingerprints and results of sex offender checks.
  • Provide professional development for Region school districts.

How to get information:
Questions regarding information maintained by this office should be directed to our phone number at 309-345-3828 or fax number at 309-345-6735.  Requests by mail should be sent to 121 South Prairie Street, Galesburg, IL  61401.


  • Teaching License (PEL), Substitute License (SUB), and Paraprofessional (ELS)**
    • Application-$100.00
    • Register for 5 years-$50.00
    • Fingerprinting-$50.00
  • Endorsement on Teaching License-$50.00 per endorsement
  • Out of State Teaching License**
    • Application-$150.00
    • Registration-$50.00

**All applications and fees for license must be completed on-line at

  • GED Testing – Register Online to take the GED tests at
  • Testing Costs: $120/ or $30 per test
  • Issuance of Certificate – $10.00
  • Original Transcript – $3.00

***For GED testing – Persons who have not completed and passed all batteries and their Constitution test will lose all scores and will have to start over.

Employees:  1 County Employee and 9 grant funded employees.
Annual County Budget Available HERE