Recently I’ve heard ideas thrown around about how Texas school districts can save money for the taxpayers.
One idea I’ve heard is to consolidate smaller school districts into larger ones.
However, I think bigger is cheaper is a failed concept.
Yes, there is still only one superintendent in larger districts, but they have more staff below them to handle more issues. Maintenance cost are higher because there are more assets to maintain. Even buses will be using more fuel because of traveling longer distances.
There are ways school districts may save money for taxpayers like shared services or collective bargaining on purchases.
However, a larger school district doesn’t mean it is better managed or more efficient.
A bigger ISD is not necessary or better
— Travis Malone, Richland Hills