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The Alabama Department of Education has postponed the release of a list of schools that will be classified as failing under the new Alabama Accountability Act.
The Alabama Department of Education has postponed the release of a list of schools that will be classified as failing under the new Alabama Accountability Act.

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Release of ‘failing schools’ list delayed

Published 9:55am Thursday, June 13, 2013

The Alabama Department of Education has postponed the release of a list of schools that will be classified as failing under the new Alabama Accountability Act.

The list was scheduled to be released today.

On Wednesday, Michael Sibley, a spokesman for the Department of Education, said officials had received a “legal inquiry” over the Accountability Act, “which must be addressed prior to the finalization of the list of failing schools and our regulations. This will result in a delay of (Thursday’s) expected release.”

The list is now scheduled to be released on Tuesday.

The Alabama Accountability Act defines a failing school as one designated as such by the state superintendent, or one that has been in the bottom six percent of state standardized testing for at least three of the previous six years.

Under the terms of the act, which was approved during the last legislative session, families in that school could apply for a tax credit equal to 80 percent of the cost of educating the student, which could be applied to transfers to a non-failing public school or a private school.

  1. Sweetc

    I agree with you a 100% breakthru! I called the mayor to ask can i get help with a program I started to help get the kids off the streets and do things with them this summer that will help them. Clearly there’s nothing to do in Greenville. While school is out there’s doors for all types of trouble. The Mayor response is “There are summer programs” my response “but some parents cant afford them”. I’m not asking for money I just need a place to meet so I can help our youth. The mayor brushed me off! People are talking but are not doing anything to help! People are to busy being messy on Facebook, twitter or other things than trying to help our youth and community!

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  2. Breakthru

    Maybe if the schools would hire teachers, coaches that really care about the students and get rid of the ones that the children say be on Facebook, twitter, going with students and parents of the students , and there just for a check maybe we could see a difference. Teacher who belittle the students and be in more mess that the students need to be fired.

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  3. GHSParent

    So the GA can release a story today about the delay in naming the failing schools, but we don’t hear anything about the horrible graduation rate at GHS? Come on!

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