Merger talks are becoming more common among smaller school districts. Tuesday night, straw votes were held in four Seneca County districts considering merger proposals.
Residents in Romulus and South Seneca decided to move forward with plans to combine the schools. Voters in Romulus approved the plan 268 to 242. In South Seneca, there were 473 yes votes to 86 no.
The next step is for a second vote administered by the New York State Education Department on Oct. 29.
The vote went a little differently in Seneca Falls and Waterloo. Voters in Seneca Falls rejected the proposal 848 to 750.