WKU Public Radio News Staff
Wed July 2, 2014
Education Commissioner Sides with Bowling Green in Non-Resident Student Dispute
Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday has ruled in favor of the Bowling Green Independent School District in a non-resident dispute with the Warren County school system.
Under the order, 750 non-resident students will be allowed to attend city schools in the 2014-15 academic year.
Non-resident students are county students who attend city schools. State funding travels with the students.
The county hoped to limit the number of non-resident students in the coming year to siblings of current students.
Commissioner Holliday accepted a state hearing officer’s recommendation issued at the end of May. Warren County can appeal the ruling to the Kentucky Board of Education.
Warren County Superintendent Rob Clayton and Bowling Green Superintendent Joe Tinius could not be reached for comment when the order was issued late Thursday afternoon.