Morrisonville - Three central Illinois school districts are talking about merger plans.
A consulting group did a study, and found that the Morrisonville, Nokomis and Panhandle School Districts should merge to form a new school district.
The recommendation was presented at a meeting at Nokomis High School on Wednesday.
A similar meeting was held Thursday night at Morrisonville Elementary School.
From late state payments, to a dwindling population, superintendents are worried about the future of their small school districts.
"The way we're going, probably by 2014, at the latest 2015, the district will be out of money. So it's a huge concern for a lot of districts," says Morrisonville Superintendent Ann Chandler.
The study says it will hundreds of thousands of dollars and that there could be another plus.
"The benefit of that would be at the junior and senior high school level where curriculum for those kids would be enhanced," says Nokomis Superintendent Scott Doerr.
A consolidation could result in an increase it transportation costs however, and that could add to the districts' financial problems.
"Our transportation costs would increase because it's hard to consolidate routes when you're the square miles that you need to cover are increased. We'd have to look at creative bussing and cooperative bussing to try and cut as much as possible," says Chandler.