Consolidation Fightback Toolkit Now Available

Last Updated: March 26, 2010

This article appeared in the March 2010 Rural Policy Matters.

The Rural Trust has collected its most useful studies and reports on school and district consolidation in one location on our website. Check out our Consolidation Fightback Toolkit. The Toolkit includes research on fiscal and academic impacts of consolidation, alternatives to consolidation, and practical advice if your school or district is threatened.

Be alerted: the best way to protect your rural small school is to be vigilant BEFORE there’s a consolidation move. That means keeping your school as academically and fiscally strong as possible, making sure community residents and parents are actively and meaningfully involved, and staying on top of local and state policy.

Read more from the March 2010 Rural Policy Matters