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Why schools can be money pits

October 27, 2013

Consolidation opponents, as usual, need a lesson even though it probably will not sink in. A hospital merger and a school merger are not the same thing. The following are some reasons why....

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bob1957

Dec-07-13 12:12 AM

OMG! PHIL PHIL PHIL One world order or is it one county school district. A berger commission for education is what is needed to solve our fiscal problems in education. The question is will Albany act to save education.

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Psychofux

Oct-27-13 5:18 AM

I taught in the south for a bit. I believe our schools to be equivalent, some even better. Anyhow…They have county wide school districts. This should be done here. Variations in the size of student populations wouldn't require small districts to build whole wings, they simply redraw the area a particular school serves and bus students to schools that have room. Only one superintendent, one Asst. Super, smaller transportation supervising teams, movement of teachers and students as needed, one contract dispute instead of fifty. There are many other reasons for a county wide school district, it makes too much sense, saves money, shares resources. So none of that merging talk, just one big district.

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