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TEACHERS are challenging Hope Elementary School’s leadership, while leaders are working to craft and implement a performance improvement plan required by the state.
During the first three years of the state’s A-F Accountability system, Hope Elementary scored a D in 2011, an F in 2012 and a D in 2013. Failure to raise the overall ranking to a C resulted in Hope Elementary being designated a priority school by the state Department of Education.
About 100 people attended and a dozen of them made comments during a Tuesday public hearing, one requirement of that designation, after listening to Principal Lisa Smith’s presentation on the school’s progress.
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