consolidation http://northernpublicradio.org en In Rockford, state commission slams forced consolidations http://northernpublicradio.org/post/rockford-state-commission-slams-forced-consolidations <p>A state commission says Illinois schools shouldn&rsquo;t be forced to consolidate. Monday night&#39;s hearing in Rockford was the final of four public hearings on the issue.&nbsp; The Classrooms First Commission has now toured its plan around the state.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/fulltext.asp?Name=097-0503" target="_blank">House Bill 1216 was signed into law </a>on August 23, 2011, creating a commission to research issues affecting school districts. Tue, 01 May 2012 00:40:48 +0000 Jenna Dooley 10957 at http://northernpublicradio.org In Rockford, state commission slams forced consolidations School District Consolidation http://northernpublicradio.org/post/school-district-consolidation <p>Some northern Illinois school districts are part of voluntary downsizing efforts identified in a commission&#39;s report that was issued this week.&nbsp; Fri, 20 Apr 2012 12:09:19 +0000 Mike Moen 10403 at http://northernpublicradio.org School District Consolidation