School district consolidation recommended, but idea fails to gain support

Grand jury touts big cost savings

A grand jury report recommends that the 20 public school districts in Ventura County be reduced by almost a third to save millions of dollars in administrative costs at a time when California is insolvent and searching for ways to streamline services.
A May 18 Ventura County grand jury report, "School District Administration: Is the Cost Too High?" investigated the expense of running the county's public schools and determined that the 20 districts should be consolidated...

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