Heavy consolidation over the past 40 years has resulted in inequitable school districts MORE
In the 1980s, the number of elementary schools in Allegany County was cut in half, and impoverished students started being bussed out of their neighborhoods to the suburbs, fifteen to twenty minutes away. This issue, that has continued for the past three decades, is neglecting to provide children with a fair public education that meets their higher needs, and it is an issue that has continued to go unnoticed. Additionally, as schools have closed, district lines haven't been redrawn, old districts have just assimilated into new ones. This has resulted in district boundaries that do not reflect our current populations well enough.