The approval by the board was the first hurdle necessary for the merger to move forward. With Tuckahoe's approval, the Southampton Board of Education will cast their vote on the issue at the October 1 meeting.
If the Southampton board approves the merger, the proposal, which would annex the Tuckahoe school into the Southampton School District effective on July 1, will go to votes in each community on October 29. If either community fails to pass the vote, the merger will die, but if it passes, a final vote will be cast by both districts, and supervised by the state education department, on December.
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