Discusses opportunities and benefits for sharing administrative and support services between schools and school districts, particularly as a means to mitigate the necessity to consolidate. Types of shared services described include purchasing, transportation, food service, administrative support, technology, and facilities management. Seven benefits of shared services described are savings, standardization, attracting of highly qualified personnel, retention of local control, flattening out peaks and troughs, and lowering political opposition. Includes 70 references.
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