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Brocton-Westfield merger study in final stage

February 10, 2013

OBSERVER Staff Report The Western New York Educational Service Council team which is doing the feasibility study for a possible merger of the Brocton and Westfield school districts recently released......

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jessy7366

Feb-13-13 3:11 PM

I hear that if there is a merger,they might have to vote to break the 2% tax cap. I thought the main reason for the merger was to lower taxes,are these people crazy, now we might have to raise taxes,are these people crazy? We need to clean house!!!

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DarkStar

Feb-11-13 8:35 AM

"Brocton will also soon have new computer labs and a brand new fitness center. Also while Westfield’s students have a single cart of laptops to share through the whole school every student in Brocton with the exception of the young elementary have their own personal laptop."

Really how can this be when we keep hearbout about how Brocton school is operating under a bare bones budget?

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teacherteacher

Feb-11-13 8:27 AM

If the people of Brocton think Westfield will let go of its high school your in for a "no" merger vote. The only way Westfield votes "yes" is by keeping the school in Westfield and doing new repairs. Westfield is like Fredonia, now I ask you would Fredonia give up its high school to Brocton?

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Letsbefrank

Feb-10-13 9:00 PM

Wrong about my residence commentor. I just want to see the kids end up in the better building. If Westfield was the better building than I would want them there. The fact of the matter is though Brocton boosts a more cutting edge facility and is run at a lower cost per square foot than Westfield. Brocton will also soon have new computer labs and a brand new fitness center. Also while Westfield’s students have a single cart of laptops to share through the whole school every student in Brocton with the exception of the young elementary have their own personal laptop.

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alumni2012

Feb-10-13 4:21 PM

both schools keep their elementary, one school hosts both middle schools, one school hosts both highschools. simple as that. smartest way to go.

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commentor

Feb-10-13 3:33 PM

Letsbefrank....obviously a Brocton resident. Given your strong opinion as to which building should close this is what will prevent the merge. My point was that only one building should remain open which one doesn't really matter.

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alumni2012

Feb-10-13 2:21 PM

It does good for both schools to merge. As a student who graduated last year, I have seen first hand how merging would positively affect both Brocton and Westfield.

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Letsbefrank

Feb-10-13 11:19 AM

Commentor why dont you do some research before you go spouting off misinformation on hear. Both buildings could currently hold the entire student population of both districts. Westfield however has not done any kind of major renovations to their building in close to two decades. The Brocton building is much newer it has two gyms to Westfield’s one, Brocton has a pool Westfield does not, and Brocton has new outdoor sports fields while Westfield’s are flooded most of the time. Then you can look at the bus garages for the districts, Brocton’s Bus garage is almost brand new while the Westfield one is in terrible shape. And if you had been to any of the community meeting the only talk there was that if only one building was to be used it would be Brocton that would remain open.

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bulldog10

Feb-10-13 10:51 AM

Agree with commentor. Also the merger will not pass if it doesn't cut costs. There has to be a savings for the taxpayer.

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commentor

Feb-10-13 9:23 AM

It doesn't take a rocket scientists to see that these two schools cannot sustain themselves for much longer. If they do not close one school, which logically is Brocton, and cut administration and teachers it will solve nothing in the long run. If after a merger takes place they do not stop the demands of the teacher's union they will change nothing. The proof....Mayville merge. They are now in financial trouble again. If you don't cut expenses you cannot change anything long term!!!!!

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popawheelie

Feb-10-13 9:01 AM

vote yes then start talks with fredonia to merge and get ahead of the situation

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