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Failing School Districts Could Fall Under State Control

JACKSON, MISS– If your child is in a failing school district, changes could be coming. 

House lawmakers have passed a plan to take control of local school districts that have consistently low marks. These schools could be placed into what officials would call ” the achievement district.”

Representatives would be putting the state board of education in charge of those schools receiving F ratings two years in a row, beginning with last year’s rankings, which will soon be released.

This is one of many bills passed this year, that would strive to improve school districts across the state. Charter schools could soon be developing in these failing districts as well, thanks to another bill that would prohibit failing districts from keeping charter schools from establishing in the area. Parents could soon have the choice to jump school district lines to attend a charter school in another district, that that bill were to pass the Senate and become law.

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