School districts vote down mergers

December 4, 2013

Proposed mergers of the Chenango Valley and Chenango Forks School Districts and of the Candor and Spencer Van-Etten Districts were both voted down yesterday.

The Press and Sun Bulletin reports that voters in Chenango Forks, where homeowners were expecting a property tax increase if the merger passed, rejected the proposal by an almost 6 to 1 margin.

The Candor and Spencer Van-Etten would have created a district that covered over 200 square miles.