Regional high school legislation has once again stalled in the state Legislature.
The option to regionalize is a tool in the arsenal of small rural schools facing financial hardship, such as several in Chautauqua County that are pursuing the idea. The state Assembly voted down regional high school legislation recently. The legislation, pushed through the state Senate by Sen. Cathy Young, R-Olean, and supported by Assemblyman Andy Goodell, R-Chautauqua County, proposed the option for "two or more school districts in certain counties to enter into a contract to establish and operate a regional high school."
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