It has been a long process but now two Illinois school districts are one.
The West Richland School district has agreed to be annexed by East Richland Schools.
The move was made due to tight budgets and declining enrollment
The new single district will keep a Pre-K through 5th grade building in Noble, but all of the other students will be attending school 10 minutes away in Olney.
By combining the two districts, the new district will actually receive nearly double the money they were receiving separately from the state.
That amounts to nearly $1 million annually.