As long as the state legislature is dominated by the Republicans, they will never mandate consolidation. These types of things are political third rails, anyhow. Most of these very small school districts are in solidly red communities.We are in a tiny district begging for consolidation (Carlynton). In reality we should merge with Montour or Char Valley. I know our district reached out years ago and the answer from those districts was "no thanks". The only district willing to discuss is was Keystone Oaks and that would be a logistical nightmare given it would be one long, narrow district pretty much cutting across the entirety of the south hills.
The state will eventually need to compel these larger, wealthier districts to merge with smaller ones. And that doesn't even account for the small districts with meager tax bases like Sto-Rox.
As for sports, our district is competitive in everything except football. Not sure if we've even scored a point yet this season, lol.