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Why this match makes sense

June 16, 2013

By STEVE COCKRAM I urge you to support the Westfield-Brocton merger and vote for it Tuesday at your respective school....

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Jun-17-13 10:09 AM

If you vote it down, remember this day three years from now. The state may come in and makes changes for you.

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Jun-16-13 11:08 AM

Vote this down.

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Jun-16-13 10:42 AM

I am not sure this writer understands the words "common sense". Brocton and Westfield are not comparable. Two totally different towns. I don't care what the report says these towns are totally different. You can make a report to say whatever you want it to say, which is what was done here.

More importantly the clown should address why with millions and millions of dollars why are Westfield residents only going to see a $30 a year property tax savings?

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Jun-16-13 10:38 AM

Yes Phil lets build another school and have 2 empty. That makes alot of sense.

More importantly, lets forget Brocton just spent 16 million dollars in upgrades on their and instead go build another new school for 100 million.

Usually Phil you make a little sense about cutting government, what the h e l l happen with your thought process on this issue.

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Jun-16-13 10:36 AM

Will not be a permanent solution unless they consolidate into one building. That will not happen at least not initially. They will delude themselves because of the extra state aid but eventually they will end up just like Chautauqua/Mayville. In the same boat they are in now.

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Jun-16-13 9:38 AM

The writer properly mentions a 40% increase in state aid. That aid should be a huge benefit to both districts. I have to wonder if any thought has been given to building a new facility at some mid-point between the two villages. Of course there would have to be a comprehensive analysis of costs and revenues but I seem to remember a state aid factor of about 98% for new facilities. A new building would include expanded sports provisions and that reduces student travel time might make the merger idea more acceptable to both districts.

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