It was mixed emotions for voters in the Northville and Mayfield districts. And ultimately the divide was too big to bring the two districts together as one. Our Maria Valvanis has more.
"I voted for the merger," said Sam Zimmerman, Mayfield Voter.
"I don't want it to go through," said Nancy Vanavery, Northville Voter.
It was mixed emotions for voters in the Northville and Mayfield districts. And ultimately the divide was too big to bring the two districts together as one.
"It's dead for at least another year or so," said Sheldon Ginter, Northville President.
Mayfield approved the merger 386 to 273, Northville rejected it 309 to 670.
Those that voted against it, say they like things the way they are.
"I'm afraid a bigger school means bigger classes and students won't get the attention they need," said Nancy Vanavery, Northville.
But those on the other end of the spectrum say no merger means no 19 million dollars worth of incentive aid, which they say could have given students back a lot of things they've lost.
"There's been a lot of lost programs academically and extracurricular," Zimmerman added, "Wherever we can share resources is positive."
Where the road goes from here, school officials say, is up to the communities.
"Public can come forward if they want a revote," Ginter added.