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Consultants present report, recommend merger

April 3, 2013
By DIANE R. CHODAN ( , Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

BROCTON - The consultants from Western New York Educational Service Counsel recommended the merger of the Brocton and Westfield school districts, and the State Education Department accepted their nearly 300-page report.

Wednesday evening, March 20 the four consultants spoke about the report and presented copies of document to board members, administrators, and members of the District Advisory Committee at a joint meeting of the Brocton and Westfield Boards of Education.

The report not only recommends a merger, it also details 22 other recommendations for how the district should be structured. Each recommendation is followed by a finding or findings, drawn from data, that support it.

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Members of the Brocton and Westfield boards of education convene a joint meeting. The board members later moved to the auditorium seats to view the presentation concerning the feasibility study of the two districts.

Consultant Robert Christmann told the audience that to recommend a merger, the consultants needed to find that a merger will produce both cost savings through economies and efficiencies and expanded educational opportunities for the students.

Fact Box

On Thursday, April 11, the Boards of Education of Brocton Central School and Westfield Academy and Central School will hold a special joint meeting at 6 p.m. in the Brocton school auditorium. The purpose of this meeting is for the joint Boards of Education to discuss the proposed merger. The meeting is open to the public.



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