District Consolidation / Reorganization Study and Information
United Township High School, Colona, East Moline, Silvis and Carbon Cliff/Barstow commissioned a formal study to take a new look at whether consolidation can save money and provide the optimum educational experience for students in all the districts.
The report was shared with the public on Tuesday, June 25th at 6:00pm, at the Silvis Northeast Jr. High School.
Superintendents from United Township High School and the Colona, East Moline, Silvis and Carbon Cliff/Barstow elementary districts said the study looked at several scenarios:
— Combining the four elementary schools into one district
— Combining the elementary schools with United Township High School into one district
— No consolidation.
If the latter is chosen, the consultants will look at how the schools can share resources to cut costs.
Some districts already have shared resources for years.