Internet costs have decreased dramatically.
Officials from the Miami Trace Local Schools say centralization of the district has translated to cost savings.
In 2007, the district began its process of consolidating Chaffin, Jeffersonville, Madison Mills, Wayne, Wilson, and New Holland elementaries, as well as the Miami Trace Preschool into one, centralized school.
"In the year 2006 and 2007, we paid $97,000 for Internet connectivity, and we needed that, but last year, by the way, we only spent $18,000 because we were centralized," said Superintendent Dan Roberts.
He says the consolidation has also saved the district about $400,000 in yearly operating expenses with the paring down of employee positions which included administrative positions, cooks, custodians, aides, secretaries, and teachers.