THIS JUST IN FROM THE HICKMAN MILLS SCHOOL DISTRICT:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 18, 2012
DISTRICT RECEIVES PROVISIONAL ACCREDITATION FROM STATE
Members of the State Board of Education approved the recommendation of Commissioner of Education Dr. Chris Nicastro and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and gave the Hickman Mills C-1 School District provisional accreditation under MSIP 4. State board members approved the commissioner’s recommendation during their September 18 meeting.
Commissioner Nicastro discussed her recommendation with district administrators and C-1 school board members during a meeting September 17 in Jefferson City. “We want our children held to higher standards,” she said. “Our children can achieve at higher levels.
“We’re confident that can happen (at Hickman Mills!”
When the APR (Annual Progress Report) was released by the state in August, the Hickman Mills C-1 received seven out of a possible 14 APR points in 2011-12, down from nine in 2010-11. During the September 17 meeting, Nicastro said while she’s confident the district can reverse that trend, it is going to take time to regain full accreditation.
“We know this is difficult,” she said, “and we (DESE) want to be supportive.
“This is not the time to point fingers, it’s a time to link arms!”
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