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Forced school district consolidations possible under Quinn plan

Feb 17, 2011 10:41:25 PM - chicagotribune.com
Governor wants to reduce number of districts from 869 to no more than 300, saving an estimated $100 million in salaries

Details that emerged Thursday indicate Gov. Pat Quinn's proposal to slice the number of Illinois school districts from 869 to no more than 300 in two years might compel consolidations where previous efforts dangled financial incentives or required local voter approval.