School district consolidation

Illinois has a wide variety of special districts, one of the most common being based around public schools.  They provide flexibility in collecting revenue, but sometimes, districts feel a need to consolidate in order to add resources.   Two Northern Illinois districts in particular are considering a merger.

Unlike many other states, Illinois school districts aren’t necessarily county-based.  Oftentimes, they’re tied to a city, or one of several schools within the same community.

School Consolidation Bill Gains Momentum

Mar 25, 2013

Consolidating school districts would become easier if a measure that made it through the Illinois House becomes law. It would allow school boards to dissolve districts with less than 750 students. Voters usually have to approve a referendum before a district can dissolve, which prepares it to combine with another district.