This study examined the question of whether some degree of consolidation of school districts or regionalization of functions might have the potential to yield reductions in educational costs without sacrificing educational quality. It reports the results of a study of the relationships in Maine school districts between district size, expenditures, and outcomes.
Silvernail, David L. PhD and Sloan, James E., "The Relationship Between Maine School Administrative Unit Size, Costs, and Outcomes" (2004). School Improvement. 12.