“The bottom line is, our funding is cut every year. We get less and less,” Owens said. “If we can consolidate while maintaining our boundaries, then it very well may be favorable.”
Tom Mears, president of the Woodlawn Community High School District 205 Board of Education, stressed that the consolidation is still in its early stages and nothing has yet been formally approved.
“We're in the preliminary stages,” Mears said. “It's something we want to look at for the taxpayers of this district.”