Track 14: Planning for Educational Sharing and Consolidation
Iowa school districts have opportunities to share students, teachers, administrators, multiple grade levels, and regional academies, all of which may lead to school consolidation. Participants in this Track will learn how to structure 28E Agreements; analyze data, and plan for sharing arrangements; determine one-way sharing tuition rates; orchestrate two-way sharing plans; calculate the financial impact of sharing; and forge county, city, and school shared services plans. School consolidation experts will review financial incentives available to districts that have passed resolutions to study school consolidation and they will guide participants in understanding the legal requirements of consolidation and the ramifications of consolidation on school levies, the tax base, and tax rates.
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