This paper, developed by the NREA Consolidation Task Force, provides a review of the literature on rural school consolidation, defines consolidation, addresses current research and issues related to consolidation with respect to school size, economies of scale, and student achievement, and concludes with proposed recommendations for the NREA Executive Board.
Bard, Joe; Gardener, Clark; and Wieland, Regi
"Rural School District Consolidation,"
Academic Leadership Journal: Vol. 4
, Article 9.
Available at: http://scholars.fhsu.edu/alj/vol4/iss2/9