Tonawanda News — This process has been going on for almost two years now with committees being formed to study different consolidation scenarios and residents being allowed to vote on which options they liked best.
I laud the school district for taking its time with the consolidation and giving the opportunity for parent and resident input at almost every juncture of the process.
No one can tell at this point if the consolidation will be a success but I do feel that the district did make every effort to include the community in the decision-making process.
Change is never easy but hopefully enough forethought has gone into the consolidation plan so that this will be the only change the district faces for many years to come.
Amy Wallace is the city editor of the Tonawanda News. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.Amy Wallace is the city editor of the Tonawanda News. Contact her at email@example.com.