The local Regional Office of Education #3 has organized for the term that will last until the general election in April 2017. The Board of Trustees from Region #3 includes Effingham, Fayette, Montgomery, Bond, and Christian Counties. Christian and Montgomery Counties are newly consolidated with the Region.
With the consolidation, the Board must have seven members with each county represented at least once. The Board members are Eugene Logue of Effingham County, JD Vieregge of Fayette County, Jimmie Rice of Bond County, Donna Yeske of Montgomery County, Don Scott of Christian County, and at-large members Abby Bayles of Fayette County and Don Farrimond of Christian County. Rice was chosen as Board Chairman.
The Regional Board of Trustees hears petitions for annexation, detachments, and changes in school district boundaries.