Potential Orange School Merger On Hold
Posted February 13, 2004 10:54 a.m. EST
ORANGE COUNTY, N.C. — Orange County commissioners are holding off on a school merger proposal right now.
The commissioners decided instead on Thursday to create a task force to study the education issues in the county.
The idea of a merger came more than a year ago because of the disparity between the two school districts. Officials claimed the disparity was created by Chapel Hill-Carrboro's district tax.
The tax nets the system as much as $12.5 million more than the Orange County schools receive.