This is one of those good ideas that are spoiled only by the realization that such things should go on all the time, not just when there's a cash-flow "crisis":
At a time when all school districts are feeling a cash-flow pinch, Westfield Washington Schools is working with city officials to save money by sharing fuel tanks, paper and maintenance.
Both city and school district are seeking to eliminate paying for a service twice when they could do it together, a tactic many schools in Central Indiana are taking, said Superintendent Mark Keen.
Pay attention, Allen County officials. You are now paying for a study of your space needs. A study of joint city-county space needs has been proposed, with the county council and city officials each agreeing to pay for half. Your county space study is now superfluous or redundant or both.
Or maybe we should also have a separate study of the city's space needs, just to make sure we cover all the bases.