Study: MI Schools Could Save Money by Consolidating Services

A Michigan State University study says Michigan public schools would save over $600 million, or about four percent of their total school budgets, by consolidating the present 550 districts along county lines. The savings would come from realigning services and trimming redundant administrative layers once the districts were consolidated. It would involve no school closings.

A less effective alternative—sharing services like foodservice and transportation within counties while keeping

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