Change in New York law might encourage school mergers

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The movement to merge New York's 700 school districts has virtually stopped since 1996 hamstrung by a process of multiple votes and tax disparities, according to a report by a school business officials group.

A report by the New York State Association of School Business Officials shows that since 2010, some 30 school districts have studied merging but failed to complete the process for a variety of reasons.

Governor Andrew Cuomo has offered a variety of incentives to encourage school districts and local governments to merge or share services to become more efficient.

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