Benefits consolidating schools

14 May

It includes 15 elementary schools, five middle schools and three high schools—all operated by a single district with a single superintendent and administrative hierarchy.

Hunterdon County’s population of 128,349 is roughly similar to that of the Central Bucks School District.

Some spend more money on college debt than they pay for groceries, utilities, or in some cases, even rent.

“If you lumped everyone together, you would create so many losers in that type of a system,” Hallacy said.

Every year for the past 10 years, Mississippi legislators have proposed school district consolidation during the state’s legislative session in an attempt to save money or increase academic performance.

Since 2012, nearly a dozen Mississippi districts have been ordered to merge, many of them small and low-performing.

At a time when the economy is still in recovery and finding a well-paying job is easier said than done, the results of this debt could be devastating.

Perhaps that’s one reason around 7 million borrowers are in default, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Consolidating your student loans can be a great way to ease financial strain — and the stress that goes with it. There are repercussions to refinancing that you should know before you sign on the dotted line.