Dan Mcconchie
State Sen. Dan McConchie, R-Lake Zurich
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Merger Urger: State Senator Pushes Consolidation

llinois has more than 850 school districts, and most of those stop at 8th grade, or serve only high school students. State Sen. Dan McConchie (R-Lake Zurich), has proposed legislation that would give such districts three years to merge to become “unit” districts — the kind that serve all grades.

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