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wanttoknow

Northville, NY

#1 Dec 11, 2012
How did the voting end up? Yes or no?

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#2 Dec 11, 2012
yes 19 votes
YESmonster

Saint Johnsville, NY

#3 Dec 11, 2012
I'm sure it went thru, a lot of fear was pushed thru the past couple of weeks
Confirmed

Livingston Manor, NY

#4 Dec 11, 2012
Passed by 16 votes

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#5 Dec 11, 2012
passed 385 yes 366no
big bopper

Saint Johnsville, NY

#6 Dec 11, 2012
Congratulations to the Oppenheim School District! The intelligent people put the children first!
damn shame

Saint Johnsville, NY

#7 Dec 11, 2012
Sure will be sad to see the OE school vacant, sure hope the yeser's are happy.
drew60

Fort Plain, NY

#8 Dec 11, 2012
It's about time
Willis

Johnsburg, NY

#9 Dec 11, 2012
Congrats to the teachers in their newest raises, and congrats to all the yes voters that have pushed so hard for this. See ya in 10 years when we are having the same problems as broadalbin-perth and everyone's taxes are through the roof. And not only are your taxes gonna be through the roof but you'll probably be sending your children to dolgeville or johnstown where at least they have their heads out of their asses.
damn shame

Saint Johnsville, NY

#10 Dec 11, 2012
Hey the good news is ST J just got what they wanted, glad OE could help. The sad part is the new ST J school is still going to be to small for the state so lets start planing the next merge!
The truth

Phoenix, AZ

#11 Dec 11, 2012
Cry me a river damn shame. Seriously you lost about 60 kids in OE in the past year. Carrying weight? lol Didn't your taxes go up 4 % this year because you didn't get as much state aid. Next year lossing more kids means less aid. Your obivously not a numbers guy just someone worried that their class picture is going to be removed out of the hallway and no one will ever remember who you are.
Not

Canajoharie, NY

#12 Dec 11, 2012
Willis wrote:
Congrats to the teachers in their newest raises, and congrats to all the yes voters that have pushed so hard for this. See ya in 10 years when we are having the same problems as broadalbin-perth and everyone's taxes are through the roof. And not only are your taxes gonna be through the roof but you'll probably be sending your children to dolgeville or johnstown where at least they have their heads out of their asses.
they may not get a rise its up to the new board
Not so fast

Gloversville, NY

#13 Dec 11, 2012
When does everything go into effect? Is the whole school merging as in high school and elementary? When will the kids start going to St Johnsville?
FIRE BRUNDAGE

Northville, NY

#14 Dec 11, 2012
Change, Change, Change!
merger supporter

Gloversville, NY

#15 Dec 12, 2012
Congratulations to both communities for putting the education of their children in the forefront. Based on the comments and questions posted, it appears that the merger study was not read before making decisions. Per the study,which is only a guideline,teachers and staff will negotiate new contracts. Both school buildings can be utilized. Both communities expressed a strong interest in keeping their elementary facilities open. The study suggested placing the middle school in the OE building and high school in the St. J. building. With good management, the study suggested the state aid will be able to maintain the current tax rate for the next 14 years. This vote passed on the same day that the New York State School Boards Association released information that "shows districts would lose an average of $243,000 earmarked largely for educational programs" according to ABC News. The merged district will go into effect on July 1, 2013. It will be the decision of the new BOE what and when changes will take place.
Your next important step will be who you vote onto your Board of Education. Who will make the best decisions for the children of the community and represent your desire for the merged district?
congrats

Canajoharie, NY

#16 Dec 12, 2012
I said this over a year ago, and I'll repeat it now. While the other area districts will be struggling to survive, this new district will have a chance to continue on & offer the best possible options to its students. Congratulations to both communities... now a lot of hard work begins. Come together & make this the best it can be!
board

Little Falls, NY

#17 Dec 12, 2012
Now get rid of that pompous fatty Mosher off the board and things will be good.
the truth

Phoenix, AZ

#18 Dec 12, 2012
merger supporter wrote:
Congratulations to both communities for putting the education of their children in the forefront. Based on the comments and questions posted, it appears that the merger study was not read before making decisions. Per the study,which is only a guideline,teachers and staff will negotiate new contracts. Both school buildings can be utilized. Both communities expressed a strong interest in keeping their elementary facilities open. The study suggested placing the middle school in the OE building and high school in the St. J. building. With good management, the study suggested the state aid will be able to maintain the current tax rate for the next 14 years. This vote passed on the same day that the New York State School Boards Association released information that "shows districts would lose an average of $243,000 earmarked largely for educational programs" according to ABC News. The merged district will go into effect on July 1, 2013. It will be the decision of the new BOE what and when changes will take place.
Your next important step will be who you vote onto your Board of Education. Who will make the best decisions for the children of the community and represent your desire for the merged district?
Thank you. Maybe they will finally read this. Do you have any pictures for them.
what now

Fort Plain, NY

#19 Dec 12, 2012
Confirmed wrote:
Passed by 16 votes
19!
sadyear

Saint Johnsville, NY

#20 Dec 12, 2012
2012 has been one of the scariest an saddest years in history. The Mayan calender comes to a new cycle, some say this is the end of the world, N Korea is improving its nuc miltary power possibly even able to reach the western US, huge storms have caused many lives to be lost, and to to top it off OE is getting dissolved by ST J. Well in a way I guess the Mayan prediction of the end is somewhat true atleast for the OE community. Good for you ST J you finally got to suck up some more tax revenue!

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