Voters weigh in on Seneca County school merger proposals

Posted at: 09/17/2013 7:00 AM
Updated at: 09/18/2013 12:42 AM

On Tuesday, voters in four Seneca County school districts got a chance to weigh in on two proposals to merge districts.
It appears most residents are against a merger of the Waterloo and Seneca Falls school districts. In Seneca Falls, 848 residents voted against the proposal, with 750 voting in favor. In Waterloo, the margin was even larger with 777 voting against the possible merger and 446 voting in favor.

Further south in Seneca County, voters were in favor of a purposed merger between the Romulus School District and the South Seneca School District. Voters in Romulus approve of the proposed merger: 268 to 242. In South Seneca, residents appear to overwhelming support the merger, with 473 voting yes and only 86 voting against the merger.

Again, the straw votes are only a survey of voter support and no mergers were approved or defeated on Tuesday. We will keep tracking both of these proposals and bring you new details as they become available.