Consolidating school districts
LDNE, itself a consolidated district formed in 1984 when the Lyons and Decatur school districts merged, is now in the early stages of a possible consolidation with two neighboring districts, Oakland-Craig Public Schools and Tekamah-Herman Schools .
Lyons-Decatur Northeast is a technology-rich district, with a 1-to-1 computing program, using Mac Books, for students in grades 7-12, an Angel Learning Management System installation, a distance learning room, Vernier products in the science classes and a Google Apps for Education deployment.
"For us, I can happily report that it's working, but I can't suggest that in all cases it's going to be as easy for others," Muenker said.
People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked.This is where you get your savings." For example, Ives suggested, Glenbard High School District 87 serving northeast Du Page County communities could absorb elementary school districts that feed into it.She also cited the example of Winfield School District 34, which has two schools, saying it could merge with the much-larger Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200, which also serves part of Winfield. Jeanne Ives stressed, wouldn't necessarily mean losing local traditions. It means the administration and all that goes up to the (larger) school district level," she said.He said the district already cooperates with West Chicago High School District 94, Benjamin Elementary District 25 and West Chicago Elementary District 33 "It's not a new idea," Rich said.
"Every study has remarked on how well we've used our resources together and that it would be disadvantageous to do this.SPARTA -- Reaction to Wednesday night's forum on school district regionalization appears to span the gamut from those who found it insightful and helpful to others who feel it painted a decidedly negative picture of the prospects for consolidating local districts.