St. Louis Public Schools Want State to Improve Its Rating
Kevin KilleenSeptember 17, 2012 2:44 PM
ST. LOUIS–(KMOX)–City Public Schools are making their case why the district should be granted provisional accreditation — after being stripped of accreditation in 2007.
Superintendent Dr. Kelvin Adams says with the district now making the grade for provisional accreditation, there’s no reason to have to wait another year or two to see if the trend will hold.
“The district has made progress over the past four years, which I think is incredibly important,” Adams said, “They should look to see whether districts need to be provisionally accredited or fully accredited. Growth is taking place.”
The district improved from meeting three of 14 performance standards in 2009 to achieving six last year and seven this year.
Usually, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education requires districts to wait a couple years to make sure their improvements are not a flash in the pan.
The district is scheduled to make its case before state education officials on October 16th.