The Regional Office of Education for Adams and Pike Counties could soon be merging with the office in Jacksonville.
The Adams County Board approved a resolution Tuesday night approving the consolidation.
The regional office in Jacksonville serves Brown, Cass, Morgan, and Scott counties.
Each county board is required to approve a resolution supporting the merger.
A law approved last year will reduce the number of regional education offices to save an estimated $1.5 million each year.
"There are 44 regional offices right now and by July 1 of 2015, there needs to be only 35, so there were nine smaller regional offices that either have to merge with a larger one or some of them are merging together," said Adams/Pike Regional Superintendent, Debbie Niederhauser.
The Pike County Board will be asked to approve the measure next month.
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