Incumbents to run for regional superintendent

News-DemocratDecember 17, 2013 

— The regional superintendents in Madison and St. Clair counties have filed to run again for their offices.

Madison County Regional Superintendent Robert Daiber and St. Clair County Regional Superintendent Susan Sarfaty have both filed petitions to run for their respective offices again. Thus far no challengers have filed in either county.

Regional superintendents follow a different filing period than candidates for other offices, who filed their petitions several weeks ago.

Regional superintendents manage licensing and continuing education for teachers and administrators, enforce state laws on certification and curriculum, perform life-safety inspections, run GED classes and coordinate programs for alternative schools. Unlike district superintendents, who are hired by school boards, the regional superintendents are elected directly by the public.

Petitions will be accepted for regional superintendent offices through Monday, Dec. 23.

Contact reporter Elizabeth Donald at or 239-2507.

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