Dillon says he views the MGT study as weak for this reason.
But the study also gave warning: “…the practical steps to such a consolidation are formidable.” It further indicated that while perhaps economically and educationally beneficial for students K through 8, high schools required their own buildings, citing “the inherent fear of loss of historical identity and wholesome rivalry.” With regard to the high schools, the study went a step further: “Having three high school sites opens up the possibility of a more creative programming to address the needs and interests of students…program improvements should not be hampered by the limits of having only one high school building.” A Massachusetts Department of Education planning study used MGT’s findings to say that consolidation would provide economic and programming benefits, but added that transportation costs — already significant among these rural districts — would increase.
The study also appeared to treat the human cost of excessive distances as an externality, removed from the economic analysis.
“There are shelves and file cabinets filled with studies that go back 30 to 40 years.” The last consolidation study, Dillon said, was conducted in 2009 by consultant MGT of America, funded by a state grant; it was a $25,000 study initiated by the Berkshire Hills, Southern Berkshire and Lee-Tyringham districts.
The study found that besides significant administrative and other cost savings of pulling the three districts together into one, more varied programming could be provided to students.
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