The Rural School and Community Trust has compiled a toolkit of 22 documents to help citizen activists facing the threat of school closure or consolidation fight back with facts. Although the focus is on rural American schools, the underlying problems are not just American nor are solutions just for rural America.
Titles in the toolkit include:
- Consolidation of Schools and Districts: What the Research Says and What It Means
- Dollars and Sense: The Cost Effectiveness of Small Schools
- Closing Costs: A Summary of an Award Winning Look at School Consolidation in West Virginia, a State Where It Has Been Tried Aggressively
- Alternative Ways to Achieve Cost-Effective Schools
Besides documents like these available for online reading, the toolkit also includes PDFs.
[links updated 04-02-2014]