MS Dept. of Education amends District Report Card and sets up 2nd Round of APA review

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Jackson, MS – On Friday, Sept. 11 the State Board of Education formally voted to make significant changes in the new school district Report Card and Guidelines, and set in motion under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) the revised Report Card and Guidelines a second round of proceedings.

At the Thursday, Sept. 10 working meeting of the State Board of Education, Dr. Rosie Thompson Pridgen, who was the hearing office at the first APA hearing on Sept. 2, had recommended to the Board that they adopt most of the recommendations proposed by Southern Echo, the MS Delta Catalyst Roundtable and Parents United Together. Dr. Pridgen noted that during the Sept. 2 hearing ambien online pharmacy that strong concern was expressed that the changes proposed at the hearing, at that she was recommending, be made “mandatory rather than voluntary” requirements. Dr. Pridgen is the Supt. of the MS School for the Blind.

Southern Echo and the MS Delta Catalyst Roundtable will review the revised documents to determine whether any further submissions for proposed changes are appropriate. Any member of the public has the right to provide submissions or to testify at the public hearing that will be held as part of the 2nd round of proceedings.

The original proposed Report Card and Guidelines and the revised Report Card and Guidelines are reviewable on this website.