Consolidating district illinois in school
Only 287 votes were cast in the last school board elections, when only three candidates filed for four seats.At 10 percent of that turnout, only 29 petition signatures would be needed to place the question before voters.The other obstacle is directly tied to the potential taxpayer savings from a consolidation: administrators don't want to lose their jobs."There are many boards that do not want to consolidate simply because they don't want to take the chance of giving up their board position," Rosborg said.
Pat Quinn proposed a forced consolidation of schools in 2011.
I told Baldermann my idea about merging the Union and Laraway districts, and whether it would make sense to consider at this time."I wish I could disagree with you, but I can't," he said.