Ferndale decision may come tomorrow

The image “https://i0.wp.com/www.gcsnc.com/schools/middle/ferndale/Ferndale.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors. Today’s High Point Enterprise reports tomorrow is doomsday for Ferndale Middle School in High Point. Our school board can either make the right decision by leaving Ferndale alone and not using that school as a Grier-guinea-pig-experiment by extending their school day/year…or they could go ahead and do it and risk political suicide.

Considering we’re going into a major election year where major turnover is expected on the board, I would hope they will make the smart decision and not do anything half-cocked tomorrow night.

HPE excerpt:

 Several parents pointed out that more changes would stall progress at Ferndale – named among the district’s 15 most im­proved schools in September. The school has struggled with low test scores, adjusted to administrative and staffing changes and undergone recent redistricting.
School officials believe extending the school year will help give students more instructional time as the district studies academic improvement. Ferndale faces restructuring under No Child Left Behind guidelines, which requires low-performing schools to develop school improvement ef­forts, such as extending the school year or day.
Parent Angela Johnson chastised school leaders for using students as “guinea pigs” while another said the district “band-aids” student achievement with constant chang­es.

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E.C. 🙂

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