Regional Cooperation Between Local Boards of Education
Regional cooperation between local boards of education can vary widely, from two school districts developing a cooperative arrangement to provide adult education together, to the creation of a regional school district serving children in grades K-12. The study examined the prevalence, advantages, and disadvantages of such efforts and identifies factors related to implementing, replicating, or expanding potentially beneficial regional cooperative efforts.
The PRI committee directed its staff to draft a study scope for the topic at its February 11, 2015, meeting and approved the draft study scope on April 22, 2015. PRI staff presented an interim study update to the committee on September 30, 2015, which was followed by an informational public hearing. On December 16, 2015, after staff presented its findings and recommendations, the committee voted unanimously to approve the staff recommendations as its own. The final committee report is available under Products.