WKU Public Radio News Staff
Tue June 10, 2014
Warren County Files Exceptions to School Order
Last month's ruling in the ongoing dispute between the county and Bowling Green city schools over non-resident students is now being challenged in court. County schools' attorney Jacinta Porter Monday filed an 80 page document of exceptions to hearing officer Mike Wilson's recommendation that up to 750 Warren County students be allowed to attend city schools in the coming school year.
Wilson's recommendation last month was the same one he made a year ago and that was approved by Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday. It was seen as a win for the city school system. The county wanted the number of non-resident students limited to just siblings of current students.
In a prepared statement, Warren County Superintendent Rob Clayton said, "We remain confident that the Commissioner will appropriately modify Mr. Wilson's recommendation to ensure the process is transparent, fair and equitable. In addition, we anticipate that the Commissioner's ruling will minimize the negative financial impact of the recommendation."