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PA Rep. Tim Mahoney Proposal to House Education Cmte Shows Goal To Wrest Local Control

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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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House Resolution 231 submitted to House Education Committee, April 25, 2011

Rep. Tim Mahoney's goal pressing forward for November, 2011
School district consolidation study to begin
May 13, 2011.

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.


We ask on other pages whether state Rep. Mahoney and the have read the PA Economy League Report which highlights specifically:
There is no referendum process for PA school districts to merger or to consolidate districts.
However, there is a way for PA school districts currently to merge or to consolidate two or more districts.
Rep. Mahoney had submitted legislation to "remind" school districts they could now consolidate or merge, or share services.
We know several Fayette districts have gone the route of sharing some costs.

We also know as we discuss in No Public Referendum Required for Two or More School Districts to Merge the school board directors can already listen to the will of the local people they represent in their own districts, if such arises, or among themselves determine outright consolidation is what the people desire - and they represent their will - can outready be accomplished by a simple majority vote in a meeting of the school board directors considering a merger.
So we have asked:  Why the need to take away what already exists - local control of districts over their own destiny, and put that control in the domain of the entire county of voters?

Why a county referendum wherein voters in the county are enabled, by Rep. Mahoney's legislation, because the county has no jurisdiction over local school districts consolidation or merging plans?
We have asked this question numerous times while researching studies that show that student enrollment over 3,000 produces less cost-efficiency and in fact increases per pupil costs.
In a larger consolidated district, drop out rates rise.
Local identity and unity is impacted.
Look through our links particularly the link to Education Northwest.  That site info highlights several notable studies and should be read by anybody who has already formed an opinion of support for Rep. Mahoney's Plan for consolidation of school districts, by way of a "county" referendum.

In the final analysis the conclusion arrived at must be stated:  The reason why Rep. Mahoney, Fay-Penn Economic Development Council and the newspaper are so dead-set on somehow pusing a referendum on the people of the smaller school districts is to "wrest control" from them by means of imposing a county-wide consolidated district - if they can get it.
Read our other pages.
Fayette Special: Model for Other Power Grabbing PA State Legislators to Follow

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