Christian, Trigg county schools stil negotiating over non-resident students
by Franklin Clark, Reporter --
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The status of Christian County students attending Trigg County Schools is still in limbo, but the Trigg County Board of Education hopes that at least some of those students won’t have to pay tuition to keep coming.

The Christian County School District has discontinued non-resident student contacts with Trigg County and other surrounding counties, and without that contract, those students would have to pay tuition to keep attending a school in another county.

School districts get a certain amount of SEEK (Support Education Excellence in Kentucky) from the state per student; for the next fiscal year, that number is $3,827, and that would be the tuition cost for non-resident students. However, non-residents who pay property taxes on property in Trig County can pay half that.

“It’s been our … opinion about it that whatever we work out or can’t work out with Christian County District on the finances, that we’re … inclined to let kids keep coming here and not charging tuition for the ones that are already here,” Trigg County Board of Education Mike Davis said at Thursday night’s Trigg County Board of Education meeting.

After a brief executive session on this issue, the board tabled any action, as they are still negotiating with Christian County Schools. A draft contract from Christian County was attached to the agenda item.

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