Cumberland County schools receive waiver from SOL reading test

Cumberland County schools has received a waiver of SOL reading score requirements from the Commonwealth Department of Education as part of a move to receive federal funds to try raising the scores. A Reading Specialist is now at the Cumberland Elementary School to begin teaching in the effort.

The school division is facing a nearly $400,000 shortfall in the budget for the coming year due to increased requirements and costs and flat county and state funding.