We’ve been writing a lot about the Persistently Low-Achieving (Priority) Schools mess in Louisville, but this is far from the only under-performing school system in Kentucky.
Announced today, the Kentucky Board of Education will be meeting shortly to vote on whether to take over the Monticello Independent School District since the district has now waived its rights to appeal.
While a major focus of the takeover is due to financial issues, there is no getting around the fact that Monticello High School’s juniors posted one of the very worst ACT Composite Scores in 2012 of any district in the state. The high school is also a Persistently Low-Achieving School.
At least in Monticello they are facing the facts of poor performance for their students and are willing to let someone else try to help them do better.
How nice it would be if the same were to happen in Louisville.