Whither consolidation reform?


For the past few weeks, the Education Committee has wrestled with trying to repair the troubled school district consolidation law. The Education Department came to the Committee in early December with a bill to fix some of the cost-shift and other technical problems with the law, and it was hoped that this bill, LD 1932, would zip through the Committee, go to the House and Senate floors for a vote in early January, and become law immediately as a so-called “emergency enactor.