SPRINGFIELD — Illinois’ school districts can save money by sharing services instead of consolidating, a state education commission says.
Smaller counties and districts with declining student populations could consider two options: consolidation or sharing services with neighboring districts to save money and enhance learning, according to Illinois ‘Classrooms First Commission.
Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon heads the commission.
Simon said money saved from “voluntary and virtual consolidations” could be directed to public-school classrooms.
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