Consolidating school districts illinois
The Task Force’s final report released on December 15, 2015 included 27 recommendations: 12 related to consolidation and 15 related to unfunded mandates.
This blog examines which of the government consolidation recommendations have been implemented and which ones are still outstanding.
Senate Bill 3 was signed into law as Public Act 100-107 on August 14, 2017.
The five completed consolidation initiatives are the following: This blog post was created in collaboration with Transform Illinois.
Four of the five implemented consolidation initiatives were part of Senate Bill 3, a township consolidation bill sponsored by Senator Tom Cullerton in the Senate and Representative Sam Yingling in the House during the 100th General Assembly.
Even if there are many administrators who make more than the Governor, they will not be the only layoffs to occur as a result of consolidation.
The economic impact to local communities from this lost revenue is another blow to economies already hard hit.
These costs will continue to rise as the cost of gasoline rises, which seems likely to continue over the long term.
In areas where school consolidation has occurred, it has been noted that cons for larger schools include a loss of personalization for students whether troubled or gifted.