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Cox Doesn’t Believe There Is Much Merit To Little Orleans Parents Appeal

July 20th, 2011 by WCBC Radio

Allegany County Superintendent of Schools Dr David Cox tells WCBC News that he doesn’t believe there is much merit to the appeal filed against the local board by a group of Little Orleans parents. The appeal is to the state board of education against the local board’s June decision to phase out the so called Washington County option. For years parents in the eastern end of Allegany County have had the option of sending their kids to nearby Hancock middle high school in Washington County. Now, because of fiscal cutbacks, the board had decided to eliminate that program after the current class of high schoolers. The parents group is hoping the provision under the federal No Child Left Behind program pertaining to school choice will work in their favors. That law essentially allows a parent to send their child to another school, if the school in their district is determined to be failing- which the parents claim is the case with Cumberland’s Washington Middle school. Cox says there are a number of reasons as to why he believes the state will uphold the local board’s decision…


One Response to “Cox Doesn’t Believe There Is Much Merit To Little Orleans Parents Appeal”

  1. July 20, 2011 at 2:55 pm, jimbob said:

    Dr Cox will be wrong and the courts will probabaly force the school system to pay for the tution costs for the middle schoolers and high schoolers for 2 years.


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