Small schools consolidating
If two school districts combine and have class sizes of 10 students to 20 students, financially that is more attractive, he said.
However, if two school districts combine and have class sizes of 30 students to 40 students, officials would have to question if that is a good idea educationally.
select by tag: Accountability, Achievement Gap, African-American students, All States, Annenberg Public Policy Center, Announcements, Civic Engagement, Class Size, College/University, Community Development, Community Organizing, Community Schools, Consolidation, Disabilities, Discipline, Distance Learning, Early Childhood, Early Literacy, Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Elementary School, Federal Programs, Global Teacher Fellowship, Good Rural High Schools, Graduation Rate/Dropout, High School, Income Related Issues, Investing in Innovation, K-12, Legal Issues, Middle School, Minority Students, Place-based Learning, Poverty, Pre-K and Kindergarden, Report, Rural Innovation, Rural School Teaching and Leadership, Rural Trust Publication, School Finance/Funding, School-Community Partnerships, School/District Size, Small Schools/School Size, Teacher Issues, Technology, Title I, Why Rural Matters, Youth Dillon County, South Carolina is a poor rural community located along interstate 95, about 70 miles northwest of Myrtle Beach.The consolidation of school districts has several opposing arguments, Thompson said.Residents might see a loss of community identity if their child's school district consolidates with another.No great surprise here: A recent audit in New Jersey recommended that the state move forward with school district consolidation efforts.While New Jersey has already merged several school districts, it still has some 545 of them, more than many other states, even states with larger populations.
For longtime community members, there is a loss of history because they might have once attended that school."I think a lot of people in this school efficiency discussion lose sight of the fact that schools both cost money and generate income for the people on main street, in the grocery store or the car dealer ship, because those folks who work in schools spend that money, too," he said."People will see the loss of a school as taking a shot at the heart of the community.