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Funding concerns loom for school systems in wake of Accountability Act

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Elmore Co. Schools Superintendent Dr. Jeff Langham discusses system issues with WSFA 12 News reporter Jennifer Oravet Wednesday, May 1, 2013. Elmore Co. Schools Superintendent Dr. Jeff Langham discusses system issues with WSFA 12 News reporter Jennifer Oravet Wednesday, May 1, 2013.
ELMORE CO., AL (WSFA) -

Some school districts are attempting to study up on the late night amendment passed by the Alabama House, concerning the Alabama Accountability Act.

At a glance, the change passed by the GOP supermajority will not force "passing" schools to take students transferring from failing schools.

Elmore County Superintendent, Dr. Jeff Langham spoke to WSFA 12 News Wednesday and says that his obligation is to the taxpayers of Elmore County and the county's students.

However, Dr. Langham feels turning students away goes against the central mission of educating children. 

Elmore County has no "failing" schools on the list, however it could be a major target for those who attend under performing schools. 

We're going to have reaction from administrators and members of the community who are invested in the school district, in a story that's new for WSFA 12 News at 6:00 p.m.

Copyright 2013 WSFA 12 News.  All rights reserved.

 

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