|Lake County Municipalities and High School Districts, 2003
Outside the city of Chicago, school districts are independent local governments, each governed by its own board, with the power to levy taxes, issue bonds, and create and oversee the administration of schools in the district. Some districts follow township boundaries, while others have resulted from the consolidation of earlier districts for reasons of efficiency. The boundaries of high school districts are independent of those of municipalities and other governments, including elementary school districts, which are generally smaller and more numerous.
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