Regional Office of Education #47

Lee, Ogle & Whiteside Counties, Illinois
Robert D. Sondgeroth, Regional Superintendent

Paper Bid

It's that time of year again. Below please find the Paper Bid order form. Please estimate what you will be ordering for the coming school year. You will also find the Terms of Agreement which will need to be signed. Any questions, please contact Michele Hopp at 815-625-1495.

Schoon Scholarship

2019 Schoon Scholarship applications are now available below for both freshman college students in 2019 – 2020 and for renewal students who have received Schoon Scholarships in the past..The requirement is that applicants must live in Ogle County and be pursuing a four-year college/university degree.  .

The deadline to submit a hard copy complete application and checklist with all supporting attachments is 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 12, 2019 to the attention of Betty Clementz at  Ogle County Regional Office of Education, 1001 West 23rd Street, Sterling, IL 61081.

For questions, contact Betty Clementz at Regional Office of Education at or by phone at 815/625-1495 or Kirk Pearson at US Bank in Freeport at 815/235-8516 or

KSB Scholarships

KSB Hospital offers several scholarships to residents of their primary service area each year. There are five scholarships that are awarded annually.

KSB Scholarship applications and forms are due on April 15, 2019.

Regional Spelling Bee

The Regional Spelling Bee was held on Thursday, February 21st at the Dixon High School Auditorium. This year there were 39 contestants from across the 3 counties and they went an exciting 29 rounds. Our winners are:

  • First Place – Rebekah Zeigler an 8th grader from Aplington Middle School in Polo
  • Second Place – Lauren Cox an 8th grader from PLT Middle School in Prophetstown
  • Third Place – Wyatt Worthington a 5th grader from Tilton Elementary School in Rochelle

Congratulations to all our spellers!

Reaching Out to Educate ... inspire and achieve!

Regional Office of Education #47 — Lee, Ogle and Whiteside Counties, Illinois — acts as an advocate for education by providing positive leadership; performing regulatory functions as directed by The Illinois School Code and the Illinois State Board of Education; coordinating and delivering state and local services; and disseminating information for education, school districts, and the community.