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Northville, Mayfield schools move forward

January 30, 2014

Proponents of a proposed merger between the Northville and Mayfield school districts argued increasing costs could result in big property-tax increases for the districts if they didn’t merge....

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Feb-01-14 2:16 AM

B-P tax rates are still far below those of other local districts, and their programs are far superior to those in the other districts. Find out where the professionals who are relocating to this area are moving and you'll have your answers on which districts are attracting newcomers.

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Jan-30-14 7:06 PM

I believe that it is almost time to pay as you go. Mergers are not an answer to anything. You want to save? Try cutting the top management by 75%. Forget about $25 million dollar upgrades and stop tenure. Hire the right people to do the jobs and pay them well so they can retire on their OWN! Forget about busing from every single house on every street in every town and start spending wisely! Problems solved! Oh and this does mean telling the state to keep their mandates and all of their ideas as well!

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Jan-30-14 4:08 PM

gofigure....a friend of mine who lives in the BP sch district said within just a few yrs of the merger his taxes increased 18%. Yes they went on a spending spree there, and it caught up to them via higher taxes and less programs. Too bad, there are many dedicated teachers in BP

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Jan-30-14 3:30 PM

It will definitely be brought up again now that the scare of affiliation with Mayfield is over. Visionaries in B-P? You've got to be kidding. All we have is two superintendents and their tag along school boards who can't find enough lame excuses to spend more money. The only vision they have is of fat retirements.

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Jan-30-14 2:36 PM

Would be nice racingman but logistics wouldn't allow for that merger...too far to travel. Yes, it was defeated several yrs ago Greader, but it should be brought up again, it's a logical move. I don't know about BP, taxes have skyrocketed!

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Jan-30-14 1:37 PM

Hasn't the Edinburg and Northville merger been brought up in the past and defeated? People looking to move to this area had better consider only B-P and Johnstown. That seems to be where the visionaries are.

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Jan-30-14 1:20 PM

Northville, Wells and Indian Lake should all look to merge and have one school. k-5 could be in Northville, 6-8 could be in Wells and 9-12 could be in Indian Lake.

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Jan-30-14 12:23 PM

Agree scarecrow...if the merger had passed, the underestimation of expenditures would have driven taxes far beyond the estimates in the merger report. I hope Edinburg and N'ville pursue that gofigure...hopefully more of the incentive aid could be used for student programs instead of most of it going toward "stabilizing" taxes, as was the case with Mayfield.

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Jan-30-14 11:58 AM

If a merger is so good then taxes should go down in both districts. Make that Happen.

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Jan-30-14 11:33 AM

Interesting that both Supers are 'interim'. Guess they know how to get out when the excrement hits the fan later on. The merger sucked, people knew it and now Edinburg and Northville should be free to get together.

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