A recent audit on school consolidation could have a major impact on school districts in Western Kansas. The report suggests millions of dollars could be saved through district consolidation. A small- and large-scale scenario was given. The first scenario would eliminate 27 districts, saving $18 million annually.
The large-scale scenario would completely overhaul the school system, wiping out 141 districts and saving the state $138 million a year. That plan would affect nearly every district in Western Kansas. No decision is expected to be made anytime soon.