It’s a tune the Antietam School District has heard before: The district is once again exploring the possibility of merging with Exeter Township School District.
This is not the first time the neighboring districts have considered merging, nor the second. Or even the third. The idea has been discussed, repeatedly, as far back as the 1960s.
And for some Antietam residents, the history of failed mergers clouds their opinion of a new consideration.
“I don’t think they’ll merge,” said Brandy High, a Lower Alsace Township mother with two children in Antietam schools. “They’ve been saying it for a long time and never did.”