Six of Jefferson County’s lowest-performing public schools should replace their principal, their site-based council or both, according to the results of state-wide leadership audits released Tuesday.
The audits, obtained by The Courier-Journal in response to an open-records request, also say that four of those schools replace at least half of their teachers to turn around their low academic achievement.
The findings are the product of leadership assessments — a result of a new law that prescribes an intervention system for the state’s lowest performing schools — that were conducted earlier this spring by auditors who spent a week at each school, collecting test data, interviewing faculty and staff, observing teachers and speaking with parents and students.
The auditors determined that the principals at Western Middle, Frost Middle, Valley High and Fern Creek High schools “do not have the capacity or capability to continue their roles and responsibilities” at the schools...
Wednesday, May 05, 2010
State audit: 6 JCPS schools should replace principal, council or teachers
This from Toni Konz at C-J: