NORTHVILLE - Northville Central School voters have rejected the proposed merger of the Northville and Mayfield school
districts, ending the districts' efforts to merge this year.
In a nonbinding advisory referendum Tuesday, Northville district voters defeated the proposal in an uofficial vote count of 256 to 457, not counting about 30 absentee ballots.
Meanwhile, Mayfield district voters Tuesday approved the proposed merger in the advisory referendum - also called a "straw vote" - in an unofficial vote count of 529 to 206, not counting absentee ballots.
However, voters in both districts needed to approve the proposal in order for it to move forward. Had both districts approved the plan in the advisory referendum, it would have gone to a binding referendum in October.
More on this story will appear in Wednesday's print edition of The Leader-Herald.