Fayette district warned to support low-achieving schools

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Posted: May 22, 2015 1:36 PM

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The Fayette County school district has been warned that it must improve support of low-achieving schools or face state actions.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports (http://bit.ly/1AoO1RR ) Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday raised several issues in a May 14 letter to school board chairman John Price.

These issues include "significant" achievement gaps in reading and math between minority, disabled and poor students and other students.

Also noted is the district's lack of support for Bryan Station High School, which has been designated a persistently low-achieving school.

Low-achieving schools became an issue this year as a redistricting committee developed a proposal to redraw school attendance boundaries.

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In the letter, Holliday says failure to provide a detailed improvement plan to the state by Dec. 1 could result in a comprehensive management audit of the school district.


Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com