But Madison County Regional Superintendent Bob Daiber said no one can work for free forever.
"We have held things together, and we will hold things together until Aug. 3," said Daiber, president of the Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents, which lobbies on behalf of Illinois' 44 regional superintendents.
"We have a meeting Aug. 3 in Springfield.
At that meeting, I'm not sure what decision will be made about continuing services."
Without regional superintendents, Daiber
said, no one can legally sign off on new school building occupancy permits, new teacher certification, new bus driver training, GED testing and truancy enforcement, among several other things.
"If this work isn't done by the regional offices of education, the repercussions that occur in school districts are unforeseen at this time, because this has never happened," said Daiber
said schools could operate until late October without a regional superintendent, but a lot of work may not be done or done properly.
"You can drive a car without a driver's license," said Daiber