Ohio school districts being urged to consolidate, share services

Lawmakers, advocacy groups say the state could save $1 billion annually.

Jan. 21—State leaders in Ohio are urging school districts, like other local government agencies, to share services and costs, operate more efficiently and reserve more tax dollars for core purposes.

Although some school districts say they are already doing that, lawmakers and education organizations argue that much more can be done, noting that potential savings from shared services could be as much as $1 billion.