Consolidating school districts illinois
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 117,108 school districts provided elementary and secondary education in 1939-40.
By 2006-07, the number of districts had dropped to 13,862, a decline of 88 percent.
Consolidated School District 158 is located in Kane County and Mc Henry County in northeastern Illinois.
The county seat of Kane County is Geneva, and the county seat of Mc Henry County is Woodstock.
The rate of consolidation has slowed in recent years, but at least a few districts consolidate every year in many states.
Most state governments have policies that influence school district consolidation.
BEST is devoted not only to maintaining quality educational opportunities for our youth, but is also committed to informing the general public of these endeavors, challenges, and/or accomplishments.
The Classrooms First Commission is being chaired by Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon.However, while the literature on consolidation may not provide a direct road map for making decisions, it does provide a useful overview of issues, together with estimates of cost savings and cautions for those going forward with consolidation.Here is a summary of the major findings from the literature: Here is some of the most recent and publicly available research.The United States Census Bureau found that 31.6 percent of Kane County residents and 32.5 percent of Mc Henry County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree, compared to 32.3 percent for Illinois as a whole.
The median household income for Kane County was ,696 and for Mc Henry County was ,222, while it was ,574 for the entire state.
No great surprise here: A recent audit in New Jersey recommended that the state move forward with school district consolidation efforts.