Consolidating school systems

And over one-third of all Illinois school districts have fewer than 600 students.

The school board’s three white board members voted to appeal while its two black board members voted against it, according to the Washington Post.The senator – who represents portions of Somerset, Hunterdon, Middlesex and Mercer counties – said regionalization has a potential to "enhance educational opportunities, streamline services and address a leading contributor to New Jersey's highest-in-the-nation property taxes."Supporters of consolidation say fewer school districts would mean less duplication of services and fewer administrators with six-figure salaries, pensions and benefits.Of New Jersey's hundreds of school districts, more than 100 contain only one school, said Kyrillos, who represents portions of Monmouth County."There is clearly an opportunity to achieve efficiencies," he said in the statement.FILE- In this May 13, 2015 file photograph, an integrated group of Cleveland, Miss., public school students ride the school district bus on their way home following classes. SOLIS, AP A five-decade fight to desegregate the schools in a small Mississippi town continues, as the school district is appealing a federal court order for the district to combine its two high schools and two middle schools.Two of the school district’s schools, a middle school and a high school, are overwhelmingly black.

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