(01/11/2016)
State won't force students to go to first inter-county elementary
By Ryan Quinn, Education Reporter for the Gazette-Mail

West Virginia's deputy state schools superintendent says state education officials don't control student transfers in Gilmer County, which hasn't provided its promised number of students to the state's first inter-county elementary, and says there's no discussion of forcing redistricting.

Cindy Daniel, who in December told the Gazette-Mail she was working with the Gilmer superintendent to ensure the students intended to go to Leading Creek Elementary actually do so, said last week that despite the school having only about 150 students of its planned 240, a Gilmer family's choice of which school to send their child to shouldn't be harmed. She said some students who were supposed to attend Leading Creek have, at their families' requests, been transferred elsewhere.

"I think we need to treat those students in the same manner as we treat any other students in the state," she said, noting that other counties approve students' requests to transfer from one school to another ...

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