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Petition Against Floyd County Schools Filed to State

Apr 30, 2013 -- 10:23pm

 

By: Laura-Jane Hatcher (WRGA News) 
 
Another installment has emerged in the ongoing saga that is becoming the Floyd County School’s Reduction in Force plan.
 
On behalf of RIF’d Coosa High School Counselor Gilda Day, A petition has been filed to the state board of education’s charter committee, which calls for the elimination of the school system’s charter contract. Also in the litigation, is a plea for the state to overturn the Reduction in Force Plan. 
 
The Floyd County School’s financial motive for laying off 120 employees doesn’t make sense, the petition alleges. In the fiscal year 2014 budget, it claims Superintendent McDaniel didn’t account for over $3 million dollars saved through furlough days, nor could the projected outcomes and budget shortfalls be accurate, as those numbers have not yet been released by the state. 
 
The petition was served to the State Board of Education Charter Committee. The Floyd County School’s alleged charter violation will be discussed informally at a May 8th meeting. 
 
Though public comment was eliminated from the committees agenda, they still accept public input in written form to their email, CharterComment@doe.k12.ga.us.
 
This is the second form of litigation to cross the Floyd County School’s desk from Day. She filed a lawsuit against the system in early April when the schools would not comply with her open records requests before her Fair Dismissal Hearing. The suit was withdrawn and her hearing date postponed to May 10th. 
 
 
Emails to Superintendent McDaniel and School Board Chair David Johnson were not returned to WRGA. 
 

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