State threatens action against Fayette County Public Schools

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday sent a strongly worded letter to the Fayette County school district, warning that the state would take action if the system didn’t increase its support for low-achieving schools, according to a report in the Lexington Herald-Leader.

The letter to Fayette County Board of Education Chairman John Price, complained about the achievement gaps in reading and math among minority, poor and disabled students, according to the newspaper report.

The letter comes after a state review found that, for the second straight year, the district didn’t do enough to help Bryan Station High School.  The school is the only one in the county that the state designates as ‘priority,’ or ‘persistently low-achieving school.’

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