State To Take Over Four Struggling Schools, Including One In Holyoke
The Massachusetts Education Commissioner has acted for the first time to put several failing schools into state receivership.
One of the four schools being taken over by the state is the Morgan Community School- a K through 8th grade school in Holyoke. The others are in Boston and New Bedford. Commissioner Mitchell Chester said the four were among 35 schools identified as underperforming in 2010 and given three years to turn around.
The commissioner’s announcement Wednesday triggers a planning process, which will include the naming of a receiver to run the schools. A turnaround plan, which could include wholesale changes in staffing at the schools, won’t be fully implemented until next September.