Arkansas Board of Education puts district on probation

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Board of Education has voted to place the Lee County School District on probation for violating education standards on staffing and course offerings.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette ( ) reports the board's decision from Thursday puts the district and Lee County High School in jeopardy of losing state accreditation if they fail to correct the violations or commit similar violations in the 2017-18 school year.

Lee County High School lacked a school counselor for the first semester of the 2016-17 school year. The school also failed to offer one-half unit of drama and one-half unit of social studies.

The state Education Board took control of the Lee County system in 2014 because fewer than half of its students had scored at proficient levels on state exams over three years.


Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette,

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4/14/2017 12:01:46 PM (GMT -5:00)