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McDaris Troubled By 'Tier' Decision – Transylvania County, NC


Last updated 12/14/2020 at 1:48pm

Last Monday evening Transylvania County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jeff McDaris expressed concerns that reclassifying the county economically from a Tier 2 to Tier 3 county would have a negative impact on both the school system and the county.

Counties in the state are economically grouped into three tiers. Counties grouped in Tier 1 are considered the most economically distressed and have greater access to loans and grants while those in Tier 3 are considered the least economically distressed and usually qualify for fewer loans and grants.

“We know that economic factors affect our sch...

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