The issue of transferring students between neighboring school districts was debated Tuesday evening.
As of 2005, the board set a cap on student transfers at 340.
Last year, the school board granted waivers allowing 369 students to attend city school, an additional 29 students over the limit. The school system loses $3,500 for each student it loses to other schools.
Some members believed theboard should show more flexibility in those numbers. Member J.C. Cheney said there should be marginal room beyond the cap in the interest of parents' wishes. “I don't see anything wrong with going over by ten,” Chaney said.
McGuire said the board needed to show no flexibility toward the issue.
This from the Appalachian News-Express.