It certainly makes for an interesting read, but if you are curious about the more than 145 unfunded mandates impacting education in Illinois since 1992 (the year I graduated high school), you'll want to specifically look at pages 2-10. A summary of surveys given to school districts can be found on pages 78-81, and highlight the projected fiscal impacts of unfunded mandates on school districts. Finally, there is also a section addressing requirements in the statutes (105 ILCS 5/7-1 and 5/7-2a to 5/7-30) that adddresses the possibility of school districts going through the process of annexation or dissolution. Click HERE to see the full 406 page report.
Illinois Lt. Gov. Submits Final Report on Consolidation & Unfunded Mandates