Michigan commission considers plan to force school district mergers

March 3, 2009
Proposal would let state officials order consolidation if tax savings of more than 5 percent are achieved
A state commission inMichigan is considering a proposal that would let the state education chief order local school districts to merge if it can be shown the consolidation would save taxpayers at least 5 percent. The Legislative Commission on Government Efficiency calls the school consolidation plan "a potential recommendation." It's among many cost-cutting proposals intended to save hundreds of millions of dollars. The panel, appointed by legislative leaders, is to issue its report by the end of June. Read The Detroit News article.

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