By definition, it’s a union – oftentimes, an absorption. It could be as simple as sharing a sports team. Or as complex as a new high school.
For the school officials who make the ultimate decision, though, mergers aren’t so easily defined. They’re complex; never the same. And ultimately, the trigger for heated emotions all around.
Since talk of a merger between the Exeter and Antietam school districts reignited this year, questions have arisen.
If the two were to combine, residents wondered, would there be a new name? Which high school would be used? And who, if anyone, would actually benefit?