KC District to Make Case for Partial Accreditation

6 years 4 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, September 05 2013 Sep 5, 2013 Thursday, September 05, 2013 10:08:00 AM CDT September 05, 2013 in News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY - The unaccredited Kansas City school district will make its case to the state Board of Education this month for regaining provisional accreditation.

The Kansas City Star reports that Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro heard from district officials Wednesday and decided to let them speak at the state board's next meeting on Sept. 16 and 17. The district says it deserves the upgrade because a recently released state performance report shows it's scoring in the provisionally accredited range. The report uses test scores and other data to evaluate districts.

Dropping the unaccredited label would prevent students from using a state law to transfer to accredited school systems. So far a pending court case is preventing Kansas City transfers.

No decisions are expected until the board's October meeting at the earliest.

 

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