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Old 10-16-2019, 09:32 AM
 
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Does anyone think some of these tiny boroughs / smaller school districts would ever consolidate in order to better attract and save resources?

Southeast Delco, William Penn, Interboro? There are so many tiny little communities, I wonder how sustainable they will remain in 20-30 years?
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Old 10-16-2019, 10:22 AM
 
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Does anyone think some of these tiny boroughs / smaller school districts would ever consolidate in order to better attract and save resources?

Southeast Delco, William Penn, Interboro? There are so many tiny little communities, I wonder how sustainable they will remain in 20-30 years?
Upstate NY has the same issue. Some school executives in the Rochester metro earn more than the Governor. Always thought that was very upside down.
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Old 10-16-2019, 04:33 PM
 
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Does anyone think some of these tiny boroughs / smaller school districts would ever consolidate in order to better attract and save resources?

Southeast Delco, William Penn, Interboro? There are so many tiny little communities, I wonder how sustainable they will remain in 20-30 years?
I doubt it. I don't see how consolidation of the districts would make them any better either. They each have enough problems of their own.


Interboro is a below average district. Southeast Delco and William Penn are bad districts.
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Old 10-16-2019, 04:51 PM
 
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Does anyone think some of these tiny boroughs / smaller school districts would ever consolidate in order to better attract and save resources?

Southeast Delco, William Penn, Interboro? There are so many tiny little communities, I wonder how sustainable they will remain in 20-30 years?
The state commissioned a study to evaluate the potential savings from consolidating districts. The potential savings were so small as to make the difficulty of getting people to agree to consolidation largely not worth it. What people tend forget is that districts already share a significant portion of their expenses through county-wide Intermediate Units. The thing that would help Penn Wood and districts like it the most is to either have more commercial real estate to tax or a radically different state funding formula.


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Lansdowne is William Penn SD, which is a terrible district, and one of the very worst in the entire Phladelphia region, actually . I think this is a huge factor which holds Lansdowne back. Families will never find Lansdowne an attractive place to move to with that school district. It’s unfortunate.

In spite of the schools, I agree that Lansdowne does have a lot of beautiful, old homes and a nice downtown that still holds a certain charm.
Families are moving to Landsdowne and they do find it attractive. However, Penn Wood schools are 90% black and 3.5% white. Landsdowne is 38% white. The black students in Penn Wood schools are “what’s holding Landsdowne back” ... if you are white and the large concentration of low-income children tends to drive away more affluent black families.
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