RIPLEY – The Post-Journal is reporting this morning that a group of Ripley residents are asking the state Education Department to nullify a tuitioning vote that allows Ripley students to attend Chautauqua Lake Central School.
Ripley residents approved the tuitioning of seventh- through 12th-graders by a 282-262 vote in February. A group of Ripley residents, led by Wanda Bentley, have filed a suit with the state Education Department asking for the vote to be nullified and a new election held. The petition cites a number of complaints implicating the districts’ board members in alleged violations of election law that the community group says changed the results of the Feb. 5 vote.
According to the Post-Journal, Ripley board president Robert Bentley said he was served Tuesday and was advised to refrain from comment.