St. Louis Public Schools gains provisional accreditation, state appointed board still in powerDate: October 16, 2012
By: Alexander Mallin
State Capitol BureauSt. Louis Public Schools gained provisional accreditation and made history as the first school to experience academic turnaround since Niangua Schools in 2002.Last year the district met enough of the academic and performance standards required to gain provisional accreditation.
The board voted unanimously in its meeting in Jefferson City, but Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro says this decision functions more as an incentive than a congratulations."Noone, as was said early today, noone would ever suggest that provisional accreditation is the end goal. We all want and believe that the children of the St. Louis Public Schools deserve a district that is fully accredited."
The district will be under review in September of next year under a new review process established by the state board.
Reporting from the state capitol, I'm Alex Mallin.TO HEAR THE AUDIO BROADCAST OF THIS STORY, PLEASE VISIT http://www.mdn.org/2012/STORIES/SLPS3.HTM.