By DAVE McMILLION
Supporters and opponents of a Washington County school redistricting plan argued their cases before the Maryland Board of Education in Baltimore Tuesday, officials said.
The plan, which affected about 300 students at five county middle schools last year, was appealed by 11 Williamsport-area parents.
They had complained that the Washington County Board of Education violated procedures by voting to accept the plan on April 23, 1996, a week before a public hearing on it was held.
An administrative law judge for the state board upheld the county Board of Education's plan in May, said Richard McGrory, an attorney for the local board.