School district joins protest against AYP

By Messenger Staff | Published Saturday, December 22, 2012

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Chico School Board Monday joined with other districts throughout Texas in protesting the U.S. Department of Education’s “Adequate Yearly Progress” requirement.

The district met the federal AYP standard this year but joined the Texas Association of Community School (TACS) petition anyway.

“We feel that two different accountability systems are not fair,” Superintendent Mike Jones said. “It’s an encroachment of the federal government.”

The board also heard and approved a report from auditor Steve Gilland, who gave the district a clean bill of health, and reviewed a list of district facility needs, including a new roof at the middle school and increased security.

Students who had received awards or honors during the fall semester were also recognized for their achievements.

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