Last week, the New York State School Boards Association released a report titled “To Merge or Not to Merge,” which looks at the pros and cons of school district mergers and identifies key factors in determining whether a community will support a merger.


Unshackle Upstate has long supported efforts to reduce the costs related to government.  Where school districts are able to realize cost savings while maintaining or increasing educational opportunities for students, we think that mergers are an option school districts should consider.