A few weeks ago, I reported that Halifax County commissioners had spent at least $16,000 to defend itself against a lawsuit trying to force the commission to merge the county’s three school districts.  Superior Court Judge Russell Duke dismissed the case on the basis that “no law supports the Plaintiffs’ claim.”

On Friday, the attorneys representing the plaintiffs in Silver v. Halifax County Board of Commissioners filed an appeal.

The plaintiffs are supported by the UNC Center for Civil Rights, so they have the resources to keep this matter in the courts indefinitely.  Halifax County is not as fortunate.

County commissioners will have to set aside thousands of additional dollars to defend itself in the appellate court and possibly beyond – funds that would be better spent on essential services for the struggling taxpayers of Halifax County.


Update: EdNC’s coverage of the appeal is here.