In July, the Central Valley School District will become Pennsylvania’s first merged district in at least 20 years.
From the start, the two tiny school districts 40 miles north of Pittsburgh made bettering education the main goal of the merger and treated cost savings as a bonus.
Continue reading Beaver County (PA) school districts to merge in July
Not since the Regional Renaissance Initiative debacle has so much study group brainpower, City and County elected official political muscle, and high powered civic leadership influence been employed to promote a governmental change. For some reason these folks have become besotted with the hopelessly ill-conceived non-solution of merging the City and County governments. Continue reading Push for City-County Merger Continues Despite Flaws and Opportunities
While consolidation might be part of the solution, any district, governmental entity or small business can reduce its costs, becoming more efficient and effective by improving their processes.
“The issue for public schools is to garner appropriate savings in the support areas to shift resources to their core mission of educating kids.”
Continue reading Considering Process Improvement Instead of Consolidation