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From the ECS State Policy Database: School/District Structure/Operations--District Consolidation/Deconsolidation - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

From the ECS State Policy Database: School/District Structure/Operations--Facilities - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

From the ECS State Policy Database: School/District Structure/Operations--Transportation - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

From the ECS State Policy Database: School/District Structure/Operations - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

From the ECS State Policy Database: School/District Structure/Operations--Personnel (Non-Teaching) - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

From the ECS State Policy Database: School/District Structure/Operations--Shared Services - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

From the ECS State Policy Database: School/District Structure/Operations--Staffing Ratios - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

From the ECS State Policy Database: School/District Structure/Operations--Libraries - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

From the ECS State Policy Database: School/District Structure/Operations--District Size - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

What Governors Need to Know: Highlights of State Education Systems PDF - This multistate compilation includes states' number of operating districts, average students per district, per-student spending, free or reduced-price lunch eligible students, percent of K-12 revenue from state sources, state and local school revenue, full-day kindergarten requirements, compulsory school ages and more. (Kyle Zinth and Melodye Bush, Education Commission of the States, updated December 2010)...

School Districts: State Realignment Activities MS Word - School district realignment activities in the states. (Education Commission of the States, September 1996)...

Anticipating the Consequences of School District Consolidation in Major Metropolitan Areas - In response to SB 2 produced by the 83rd Texas legislature, researchers analyzed what would happen in the event of consolidation in five counties. Besides producing giant districts, they concluded: costs would rise, there would be a loss of school district efficiency and per-pupil expenditures would increase in all the counties: Bexar, Dallas, Harris, Tarrant and Travis. (Lori Taylor, et al., University of Texas at Dallas Education Research Center and The Texas Education Agency, August 2014)...

A Review of Best Practices in Utah School Districts - Best practices are defined as proven methods that lead to high performance. This report describes a three-step process districts can use to identify and apply best practices: (1) identify high-performing institutions, (2) identify practices that contribute to high performance, and (3) adapt those practices when appropriate. The steps are applied to five areas: food services, transportation, energy use, school security and contracted services. (Utah Legislative Auditor General, February 2014)...

Characteristics of the 100 Largest Public Elementary and Secondary School Districts in the United States: 2008-09 - This annual report provides basic information from the Common Core of Data about the nation's largest public school districts in the 2008-09 school year. The data includes such characteristics as the number of students and teachers, the number of high school completers, the average freshman graduation rate and revenues and expenditures. (Institute of Education Sciences, November 2010)...

Revisiting School District Consolidation Issues - School and school district consolidation has been debated as a potential source of cost savings for local and state government. This policy brief provides a concise summary of the research on school and school district consolidation and a synopsis of the consolidation legislation passed in states, with emphasis on Maine, before analyzing legislative proposals and research specific to Indiana. A summary of school district consolidation feasibility studies conducted in Indiana is also included. (Terry Spradlin, Fatima Carson, Sara Hess and Jonathan Plucker, Center for Evaluation and Education Policy, Summer 2010)...


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