- Report Published -
|Incentives for Consolidating School Division Functions|
|Board of Education|
|SJR 130 (1989)|
|Senate Joint Resolution No. 130 requests the Board of Education to|
recommend financial incentives to encourage school divisions to
consolidate programs and services (Attachment A).
In developing these recommendations, the Department of Education staff met
with representatives from the local school divisions. These meetings were
very productive in determining specific areas where school divisions
could combine programs and services, and in developing financial
incentives to encourage these consolidations. Attachment B lists the
participants of this study from the local school divisions.
The attached recommendations provide financial incentives for the
following major areas:
1. Financial incentives to encourage the establishment of regional programs.
2. Financial incentives to encourage school divisions to secure educational
services through contract with an another school division.
3. Financial incentives to encourage school divisions to consolidate.
The Board of Education suggests that these recommendations be
reviewed in conjunction with the recommendations developed by the
Commission established by Senate Joint Resolution No. 171, and the
Commission on Local Government Structures and Relationships.
Senate Joint Resolution No. 171 (Attachment C) requests the review
of the requirements of state and federal mandated educational
programs to determine the feasibility of consolidating certain
programs, services and school division functions. The Commission
on Local Government Structures and Relationships proposes the
establishment of a fund to encourage integration of independent
cities with adjoining counties and alternatively, new functional
consolidations of facilities and services by local governments,
including education. (Attachment D).
These recommendations were approved by the Board of Education at
its December 4-5, 1989 meeting.