This paper provides background information useful for a serious discussion of school district reorganization by public officials and interested citizens. First, the paper provides an historical perspective of school district organization by tracing the evolution of school districts beginning with the period Michigan was a territory. It also describes the existing statutory methods for altering school district boundaries. Finally, the paper describes the shift in pupil membership to the smaller membership districts over the period 1970-1990, a period during which the total state membership declined in excess of 525,000 pupils.
— See also CC #995 —