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Thanks for the merger vote

July 3, 2013
Steve Cockram , Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

I would like to thank all Westfield and Brocton residents who voted on Tuesday's (June 18) merger referendum. Your strong support for a combined district was gratifying. A merged district will provide for better educational opportunities for our students while stabilizing tax rates for years. A special thanks to District Advisory Committee members who shared their in-depth knowledge of the two districts with other voters.

Most mergers throughout New York State never get both communities to vote yes on the first straw ballot. This vote simply says that we will continue to figure out what our best educational options are. Many people still have questions - ask a school board member or call the district offices.

The views expressed here are my own, not of the Westfield Academy and Central School Board of Education

Steve Cockram

Westfield, N.Y.

Westfield Academy and Central School Board of Education member



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