It is refreshing to hear the Brocton school board's enthusiasm for moving ahead with a potential merger with Westfield. But is the community ready?
Last time there was a merger vote in Brocton, residents defeated a plan to team with Fredonia.
"I have two children in this school," said Doug Walter, Brocton school board member. I 100 percent think we should go to Westfield. ... People are always pushing me when are we going to go to Westfield."
But the Brocton district, as well as Westfield, will have to spend money on a study as well as some cash for joint meetings. We applaud this effort in moving ahead, but before members and staff put extra effort into this, community members must come forward and give their views.
School officials especially need to hear from those who are not in favor of this plan or do not want to merge. Finding out when the vote happens is a waste of both time and money.