The Independent Fiscal Office in Harrisburg was asked by a delegation of York County state representatives to study the fiscal impact of consolidating the districts.The study's results were discussed Tuesday night at a meeting in the York County School of Technology in York.(Baltimore City is treated as a county under Maryland law, and has its own school district.) The IFO report also notes large wealth disparities in the county – mostly between York City and its more suburban school districts. Kevin Schreiber, D-York, that was the most important revelation in the report.Schreiber represents school districts on either end of the wealth scale.United States Senators are not elected by districts, but by the states at large.District lines are redrawn every 10 years following completion of the United States census.
But this was done by the Independent Fiscal Office.
York City School District had the least taxable income in the county in 2012-13.
In the same year, York Suburban School District had the greatest taxable income, more than four times York City’s.
York County has 10.7 full-time administrators for every 1,000 students and spends an average of 1 per student.
"This study just pointed out that our school districts in York are probably doing a good job at how their managing costs, particularly administrative costs," Saylor said.