Two local schools still at odds

By: Maisie Insko Email
By: Maisie Insko Email

For the last two years the Knox County School system has rejected a non resident contract with Corbin.

Now it looks as if we are headed to year number three.

"It is my information that Knox County has communicated to my client that they are declining to enter into a non-resident student agreement for the 2012-2013 school year." says Attorney Bob Chenoweth who represents Knox County.

Corbin has decided to appeal the decision to the state Department of Education. But Johnnie Turner, who represents Knox County schools, says the outcome here does not mean the schools will reach an agreement.

"If either party is dissatisfied with what the court finds then they can appeal it to the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court." Turners says.

And the only thing the two parties seem to agree on is that they have two different visions for their students.

"Parents of children who physically lay there head on the pillow in Knox County school district area, those parents desire for their children to go to Corbin to receive their education." says Chenoweth.

"Knox County just says we want a counting of all the students you have of Knox county kids and we want some type of agreement. If we can not get some type of agreement that we all agree on then the kids come back to our county." adds Turner.

Last week the Corbin School Board agreed to raise the tuition for non-resident students to $1,500 a year.
The new rate will begin at the start of the 2012-2013 school year.

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