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ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORKBudget hearings have begun for the Illinois State Board of Education and, so far, most of the talk centered around additional funding, rather than ideas on how to control costs, such as consolidating districts or rolling back administrative expenses.
This is where you get your savings." For example, Ives suggested, Glenbard High School District 87 serving northeast Du Page County communities could absorb elementary school districts that feed into it.
Schoenberg (D-Evanston) recently introduced a bill, SB1324, which proposes to amend the Illinois School Code to require the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) to conduct a feasibility and cost-saving benefits study on the prospect of consolidating school districts in the same geographic area.
The ISBE would be required to recommend specific school districts for consolidation in a report due to the general assembly and the governor on or before January 1, 2013.
If the Commission approved its report, the general assembly would be required to vote on whether to accept the report within 14 days of acceptance.
Unlike SB1324, this bill does not specify the legal status of the Commission’s report if accepted by the general assembly. This alert has been prepared by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers.
"Every study has remarked on how well we've used our resources together and that it would be disadvantageous to do this.