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Merged Monaca & Center School Districts Less than 2,999 Students!
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Radio Talk Show Host Fails to Study School Consolidation for Fayette County Study
Not Enough Said project of: Net the Truth Online
Rep. Mahoney Reading Not Enough Said? Poses Study Could Show No Savings by Admin. Consolidation?
Fayette Special: Model for Other Power Grabbing PA State Legislators to Follow
PA Rep. Tim Mahoney Proposal to House Education Cmte Shows Goal To Wrest Local Control
County-wide School District Legislation Allows Board of Commissioners Authority to Equalize District
Not Enough Said on This Issue Site per Proposal for Fayette Vo-Tech/STEM Center
Confirmation Why Herald-Standard Didn't Question Rep. About His Advisory Committee
Plan for Countywide School District Consolidation = Fayette Forward Strategic Plan
Report PA School Consolidation Cost Effectiveness
Rep. Mahoney Claims After Consolidation Savings 15% to 20% Where We Ask?
Is Rep. Tim Mahoney About to Change Structure of School Administration All on His Own?
Herald-Standard & Rep. Tim Mahoney in League to Bait & Switch Public
Candidates for School Directors On the Fence or Supportive Urged to View Wealth of Critical Studies
Herald-Standard Disappointed School Board Candidates Not All Rosey County Consolidation
Study: consolidation of school districts into larger units leads to higher dropout rate!
We Can Hear It Now Some of my Opponents Don't Want The People To Decide
We Can Hear it Now: Are You Against the People Deciding Consolidation Choice
Report PA School Boards Association Study on Consolidation 2009
Cost Savings Claimed 2 Years Before Local Study Begins Now Claim Lowered!
Bid Process? Study Weighted to Cost-Savings Due to Results for Center & Monaca Consolidations?
Does Consolidation into Large District Save Costs?
Did Merged Districts Hold True to Standard & Poor Study: Taxes May Rise in 1 District
Merged Monaca & Center School Districts Less than 2,999 Students!
First Eliminate School Property Taxes, Candidate Says, Then We'll See @ Consolidation?
Central Valley School District: Archetype for (Fayette) County-wide Consolidation?
What is the Impact of Consolidation (into larger district) on Students?
What is the Impact of Consolidation (into larger district) on Rural Community?
No Public Referendum Required for Two or More School Districts to Merge
PA Economy League Report Municipal and School District Functional Mergers & Structural Consolidation
Experts Slam Consolidation Small/Medium Size Districts into Larger One
Not Enough Said Requests Talk Show Host Read Standard & Poor Study
Legislation Designed to Enable Boards of County Commissioners Power to Place Measure on Ballot
Article: PA Legislators Push Plans for School Consolidation
Fayette School Director Candidates Take Opposing View of Countywide Consolidation Plan
Get It Spot On and Don't Cover Up When You Don't
Unified Countywide School District for "Taxation Purposes"
Uniformity in the Course of Study in the Schools of the Several Grades
Rep. Mahoney Meets With Herald Standard Editorial Board
PA Dept. of Ed. Retirees Now Education Management Group Consultants to Conduct Study
Promise Local Sub-districts in Countywide School Retain Local Identity
Book of Quotes by Not Enough Said
Links per county-wide school consolidation issue
Contact Me
Stop Uniform Curriculum County-Wide School Consolidation Power Grab
Fayette County Commissioner Candidates Responses to School Regionalization Question
Tribune-Review article per PA school consolidation legislation
Article: Region to Benefit from 2 New STEM Education Centers
Herald-Standard Article: Unity between Business and Education Needed in Fayette County
Marcellus Shale Gas Program of Interest Not an Endorsement
Radio Talk Show Host: Gas Impact Concerns Citizens Demand DEP Resolve
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The Standard & Poor Study includes a breakdown of when valid savings occur in combined districts into a 'larger' district.
Less than 500 students the per pupil costs go up
From 500 to 2,999 costs per pupil go down
Above 2,999 costs increase
What the savings show for Monaca Area and Center Area school districts combining into one, if those prove to hold true and the millage rate remains lower than that in the one district to begin with (50.2), such would be in line with the Standard & Poor Study savings projections because the enrollment size would be 2,999 or less, but not less than 500 students 

Center-Monaca school merger unprecedented

By Jessica Turnbull
Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The Center Area School District and the Monaca School District become the Central Valley School District today, a process that began four years ago and one the state Department of Education holds up as an example of improving education by increasing efficiency.

Gov. Ed Rendell in February proposed reducing the number of school districts in the state from 501 to no more than 100.

Board member Rob Gradisek of Center said the merger saves the district $1 million in 2009-10, when only the elementary schools will be combined. Once the rest of the schools follow, an additional $500,000 in savings is anticipated, he said. Enrollment is projected at 2,500 to 2,600 students.

The road to a merger was a bumpy one. Both school boards clashed frequently on the logistics. The tax rate, for instance, will be 46.5 mills, lower than Center's and higher than Monaca's.

"That's something I'm not too happy about," board member Dan Colville of Monaca said.

Monaca school board president Mike Halama resigned in mid-June, saying he "cannot and will not be actively involved in a district that substitutes political subterfuge for logic."

Center-Monaca school merger unprecedented - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Beaver County (PA) school districts to merge in July,0,1446421.story

The school districts that serve Monaca and Center Township have been intertwined for generations by the steel industry that made them prosperous and football traditions they hold dear, but for decades they’ve drawn the line at merging.

Now, the territorial rivalries that kept the districts separate for so long have been trumped by declining enrollments and budget pressures that threaten academic quality.

In July, the Central Valley School District will become Pennsylvania’s first merged district in at least 20 years.

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