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Marion School Board Members, Concerned Parents Discuss Superintendent Accused of Failing to Obtain Title I Funding

Concerned parents are meeting Friday in Osceola County, because they say their school’s superintendent is unnecessarily costing the district thousands.

Marion School Board members are in a closed discussion for Superintendent Mort Meier’s evaluation.

Meier is accused of failing to obtain Title I funding because the state found the district did not comply with the rules.

As a result, it’s draining the district’s general fund.

9&10’s Whitney Amann found out more information after speaking with concerned community members.

One of the board members will be bringing up this letter of non-compliance during their evaluation of superintendent Mort Meier.

This letter was sent to Meier months ago and the board is just seeing it.

It’s the result of a state visit in November 2015.

It lists 31 pages of areas the district is not in compliance with.

People at the meeting hope the board gets all of the information before making a decision that’s in the best interest of the district and students.

“They are all intelligent people and they all need to make their own decision based on what their knowledge of the situation. Personally I’d just like to see them wait and get more information or maybe they’ve got all the information but it didn’t sound like they did,” James Borders said.

They could decide not to renew Meier’s contract.

Stay with Northern Michigan’s News Leader for more information from the meeting. 

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