Our district recently eliminated the elementary principal's position due to budget reasons. The middle school principal is now overseeing both sites (which are about 300 yards apart). A discussion is just starting regarding possibly merging the two sites into one. There would still be two separate school buildings - one housing k-5 (and possibly 6) and the other housing 7-8 (and possibly 6th). Our principal wants to hear all the pros and cons before he makes up his mind if it is even worth dealing with. This will be a long process with our principal weighing everything and talking to everyone before he decides to even approach the board if needed. I have my own opinions about the possible merge, but I'm looking at from the inside. Could get some feedback on the pros and cons you see as an outsider. Budgets, staffing, different levels, sports, kids perception, etc. are some things to consider. Thanks for your help. I appreciate it!