Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Board grants waivers for 8 low performing schools

The Florida Board of Education agreed Tuesday to allow eight low performing schools - including several where just 15 percent of students or less are proficient in reading - the chance to continue under district management for another year rather than be closed or turned into a charter.

All but one board member, John Padget, voted in favor or each waiver. Dr. A.K. Desai described his approval of waivers for four Duval County schools as "a reluctant yes."

"The message to be taken home is loud and clear from the board," Desai said. "We are giving you this opportunity for a year, but the expectation is all the promises made today must be kept."

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