New Your State School Boards Association

To Merge or Not to Merge

by NYSSBA

To Merge or Not to Merge

To Merge or Not to Merge

High-level policymakers in Albany often point to school district mergers as a way to save money. But are mergers really the answer to school district financial problems? And should saving money be the main reason for districts to merge?

NYSSBA's new research report explores the pros and cons of mergers, examines case studies and -- for those districts contemplating a merger -- distinguishes between successful and unsuccessful mergers.

Full Report (12 pages - 1.13 MB) 


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