Regional Office of Education #47

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

Available Scholarships for 2019

  • 2019 Schoon Scholarship Applications Now Available

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

2019 Schoon Scholarship Renewal Application

2019 Schoon Scholarship Freshman Application

Regional Spelling Bee

Spelling Bee practice will be held on Wednesday, February 20th from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at the Dixon High School Auditorium.

The Regional Spelling Bee will be held on Thursday, February 21st at the Dixon High School Auditorium from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. This end time is an estimate which will depend on how the competition proceeds throughout the morning.

The Regional Spelling Bee is for Grades 5th – 8th. One school winner from each registered school is allowed to participate that day.

Below please find information for the School Spelling Bee Coordinators.

New Programs at Tri-County

Tri-County has developed a few new programs. One of these programs is the School Supply Program. Currently when you call they will take the person's name and number to add them to the list. Once the funding is available they will call people to set up an appointment. If they family meets all the criteria they will be eligible for a voucher of up to $100 per student. The other programs that have been created are listed on the second page of the flyer.

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.