Commonwealth Journal

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February 12, 2014

Science Hill & Somerset schools reject contracts

County School Board wants to limit non-resident tradition in effort to preserve state funding

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Somerset —

“Our position has not changed,” said Butcher. “We put a lot of thought into the school contracts. ... They can appeal (to the state education commissioner) if they choose.”
Butcher told the Commonwealth Journal last month that county school system enrollment was going “flat,” and that the decision to restrict county territory students from going elsewhere was done to keep his school districts from losing more enrollment, and more money.
“We had a lengthy meeting on the contract, and we’re moving on to other things right now,” he added. “We’re pretty solid on what our thinking is with all that.”
CJ Staff Writer Heather Tomlinson contributed to this story.

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