Wake school district takes issue with losing grant money
In a letter last week, interim Superintendent Donna Hargens argued that mistakes by one of the three judges who scored the district's application used the wrong criteria and made other factual errors.Posted — Updated
Hargens asked that the application be reconsidered.
The school system had wanted to use the funding from the Magnet Schools Assistance Program to help develop magnet programs at two middle schools and a high school.
Michael Evans, a spokesman for the school system, said Wednesday that district leaders do not believe the education department’s decision will be overturned since the grant money has already been awarded. They, however, did want to go on the record with their concerns.