New York’s BOCES System: A Model for Maine?
Read the full report | Under the provisions of the school district reorganization law passed last spring, school and community leaders had until December 1 of this year to develop proposals to merge the state’s school administrative units, with the hope of saving millions of taxpayer dollars. As t ...
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The Sinclair Act at 50: What History Tells Us about the Consequences of Consolidation
Read the full report | How much of the following sounds familiar? Maine people were told by the “powers that be” that the state’s schools were too costly. The problem, it was said, was that the educational system supported too many different schools and school districts, which resulted in wast ...
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Education Service Districts Hold the Key to a Consolidation Compromise
Read the full report | A better approach is needed Despite months of work, the legislature appears little closer to finding a broadly acceptable approach to generating savings through K-12 consolidation and collaboration than it did when Governor Baldacci first presented his “Local ...
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