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Timeline for Brocton-Westfield merger announced

September 21, 2013

The Statutory Vote for the Proposed Centralization of the Brocton and Westfield school districts has been ordered by the New York State Commissioner of Education to occur on Wednesday, Oct. 9....

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Sep-21-13 9:11 AM

This is an exercise in futility!!!! This merger will never happen and even if by some miracle it does it will not solve anything long term!!!

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Regelski

Sep-21-13 11:38 AM

In this age of globalization of everything, small town thinking can short-circuit the greatest wealth we have: children. It seems that, to a large extent, those who have always lived locally over-identify with their school (while, often, criticizing it in various ways). The idea of two communities cooperating in the best interests of their respective youth thus gets defeated by "home town" small-minded "if it was good enough for me" kinds of ideology. The line between these two communities exists on a map, as is shown in the cooperation with joint football. Two schools of this small size put their students at disadvantage compared, for example, to suburban schools. Yet, together, they will still be a small school system that can provide a personal touch that is missing in mega-schools. As a Brocton land-owner, yet not a "townie," I support progress that will keep the strengths of each school and build on the cooperation.

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Regelski

Sep-21-13 11:39 AM

In this age of globalization of everything, small town thinking can short-circuit the greatest wealth we have: children. It seems that, to a large extent, those who have always lived locally over-identify with their school (while, often, criticizing it in various ways). The idea of two communities cooperating in the best interests of their respective youth thus gets defeated by "home town" small-minded "if it was good enough for me" kinds of ideology. The line between these two communities exists on a map, as is shown in the cooperation with joint football. Two schools of this small size put their students at disadvantage compared, for example, to suburban schools. Yet, together, they will still be a small school system that can provide a personal touch that is missing in mega-schools. As a Brocton land-owner, yet not a "townie," I support progress that will keep the strengths of each school and build on the cooperation.

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Sep-21-13 11:48 AM

Regelski do you support totally closing the Brocton School and going to Westfield?? Keeping the Brocton building open will save NO money.

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