Monday night, the Ilion Board of Education met to explore options for the district.
The school board says it saw a strong interest in three of the four communities regarding a possible merger.
The board says the next step is to get together and decide where to go from here.
Ilion Board of Education Member, Deanna Stubley says she believes it is highly likely that a three or even two school district merger proposal could take place in the future.
But, the board will first need to meet with the other districts to see what makes the most sense.
"The three boards of education will meet and talk about the results, and what some options might be to continue to move forward. The data has to be reevaluated in regards to the three schools if the three schools do want to move forward together," said Stubley.
"The residents of the Frankfort-Schuyler School District didn't express an interest in being a part of this, which is fine. The democratic process works, and in the end, this is all about local control, and these districts have to decide what's best for them and best for the children," said Ilion Superintendent Cosimo Tangorra.
Tangorra says a lot of nonsense has taken place since the night of the election.
But, he says emotions do run high during these studies, and these four communities will still work closely together.
Stubley says they are tentatively planning to met with the other boards this Saturday.
The Herkimer Board of Education will meet on January 25th at 7:00 p.m. in the Jr./Sr. High School Library Media Center.
The Frankfort-Schuyler Board of Education has been rescheduled for January 31 at 7:00 p.m.