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Does Skokie Have too Many School Districts?

Skokie has six school districts. We want to know: Is that too many?

According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Skokie has a population of 64,784 people. At the same time, the village touches on six different school districts.

To some residents, that’s too many.

Consolidation is not something under the control of the school superintendents. Instead, it falls under the control of school boards and the local taxpayers, even as Governor Pat Quinn pushes for a reduction of school districts.

With the State of Illinois being heavily reliant on property taxes to fund education, the costs of maintaining schools draws ire throughout the state, especially in areas like Skokie.

All in all, Skokie has six school districts (District 219, 68, 69, 72, 73 and 73.5) that serve about a dozen different schools.

We wanted to know: Does Skokie have too many school districts?

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