Local News

Potential Orange School Merger On Hold

Posted February 13, 2004 10:54 a.m. EST

— 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.