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Merger talks continue

May 10, 2013

BROCTON — The Brocton and Westfield districts held another public hearing concerning the consolidation of the districts....

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May-10-13 5:28 PM

Hertlein said: "if the centralization took place, 40% of the OI Aid is "recommended" to be put toward lowering taxes. The aid, paid over 14 years, would be "about" $25 million.

40% OF $25M = $10M, paid out over 14 yrs= $714,285 per/yr (to be shared by BOTH districts). Split this figure in half and you get $357,142 in tax relief for property owners living within their current district.

Property owners will allegedly see a small tax decrease in the first yr. Take a guess what happens after that.

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May-10-13 3:42 PM


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May-10-13 1:55 PM

Commentor and Baseball are right. Is all they are doing is moving the students around like chess pieces.

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May-10-13 1:53 PM

First off, this merger has become a joke. With the merger Westfield residents will save less then $30 a year. THAT IS RIGHT FOLKS $30 A YEAR.

Secondly, the hired committee recommended closing one of the schools. Brocton just spent 16 million on their school so of course the Brocton school would have been the one to stay open. NOW all of a sudden in order to get Westfield residents to vote for the merger they are promising to keep the middle school in Westfield.

You can't make everyone happy, go with the study as it was presented. Stop playing with a merger study that we already paid $50,000 for. It just goes to show you those in charge will do anything, and I mean anything to get a vote.

Remind you of anyone: politician?

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May-10-13 10:27 AM

Brocton would have about 670 students and Westfield would have about 587. They think this makes sense. Just think of the savings if they were all in one building. Definition of merger: Combination of two or more independent business corporations into a single enterprise, usually involving the absorption of one or more firms by a dominant firm. I believe this means into one location.

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May-10-13 10:10 AM

And the cost of keeping both schools open is?????????????????????

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