The two districts didn’t have similar districts nearby to merge with. A new law lets them continue operating as they have within a new supervisory union structure.
After the supervisory union asked for help with school merger talks, two state Agency of Education officials visited Wednesday. They answered numerous questions but declined to say how to proceed.
Rochester is already well along in the process of finding a merger partner, but some residents wonder if new options written into the law let them back up and go a different way.