WESTFIELD - It was another long day recently for the members of the District Advisory Committee for the feasibility study into the merger of Brocton and Westfield districts. The discussion at this meeting reflected more tension than at previous meetings.
Starting with a tour of the Westfield building, the committee gave its reactions to the site and then went on to review the following topics: focus group data, comparison of school facilities, the teachers' contracts in each district, staffing in each district, special education data, extracurricular activities and athletics, program cuts, and a letter received from an interested citizen.
It was during the staffing comparison that the tension became apparent.
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