In Monday's OBSERVER's View, we posed a question regarding whether Brocton residents are ready for a school merger with Westfield.
We were not alone.
Last week, Brocton school board member Susan Hardy wondered the same thing, suggesting an exit poll during the budget vote on May 15. But one resident took it a step further.
This Brocton district resident thought it would be a good idea for all districts to ask the question - in an exit poll or straw vote - on whether their school district should consider merging with a neighboring district.
It is an excellent suggestion - and one that would get a good read on what residents' thoughts are.
Westfield and Brocton are in the early stages of considering a merger. Moving forward will take time and some money.
Both are too precious to keep wasting. Exit polls or straw votes on possible consolidations would give school board members a clearer picture of what their constituents want.