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Galway school board rejects Broadalbin-Perth merger overtures

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The Galway Central School District has rejected an offer to discuss merging with the Broadalbin-Perth Central School District. Cheryl Smith, president of Galway’s Board of Education, sent a letter Thursday to parents, school faculty and staff and members of the community outlining the board’s reasons against merging with Broadalbin-Perth. “While the Galway Board of Education certainly recognizes the concerns raised by the Broadalbin board [of education] about the long-term stability of education finance, and their ...

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December 21, 2012
7:52 a.m.

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The statement by the Board of Education president - "At this time, the Galway board believes that our attention can best be used to advocate for real solutions, which would allow districts such as Galway to maintain our identity..." confirms that the cost of identity is more important than the cost to ensure continued quality education and even improved quality education for their students. And property taxes are no barrier to maintaining identity.

December 21, 2012
7:53 a.m.

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Residents of Galway need a new school board--one whose members understand the economics of our times and the foolishness of trying to go it alone.