An education management company has been hired to perform a consolidation study that will examine the potential cost savings of combining all six Fayette County school districts.
According to state Rep. Tim Mahoney, D-South Union Township, who proposed the consolidation, officials of The Education Management Group (EMG) LLC will begin the study immediately with a projected completion date sometime in August.
"My goal is to have it on the referendum in November," Mahoney said.
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As you read the following legislation, House Resolution 231, notice the language throughout and the claims for savings throughout the bill by administrative consolidation of local school districts.
Realize, the Herald-Standard.com report of May 13, 2011, headlines:
School District Consolidation Study to Begin.
Does Rep. Mahoney really believe nobody in Fayette has any reading comprehension skills?
The House Resolution claims all sorts of savings will be had. It goes on to say - what will happen after a study in the Spring is completed.
Obviously, the study was not completed in the Spring.
The consultants who are to complete the study were just hired (another massive amount of reading for you on our findings about who, how, when, where on that beginning)(return soon it is coming) May 10.
Yet, Rep. Mahoney's legislation magnifies the savings to be had from Administrative consolidation some many months before May 10 and May 13, 2011!
Notice what Rep. Mahoney said about "his goal."
Rep. Mahoney's goal, not the people's goal, not the goal of the people clamoring at school board meetings for county wide consolidation because there are NONE, but Rep. Tim Mahoney's goal is for the 'referendum' to be on the ballot this November.
As if those two words "my goal" were not enough to reveal Rep. Tim Mahoney's ultimate mindset wherein he believes he is going to wrest power from those local school board directors, just look a little bit further wherein his legislation particularly highlights Fayette County.