Sep 27, 2011 3:24 PM by David Ortiviz

Superintendent calls potential turnaround rating a "wake up call"

Pueblo City Schools has some big goals to reach to close the achievement gap. The district will likely be put on turnaround status this fall, which is lowest performance rating a school district can receive by the state.

"That was our wake up call. Although the wake up call really started last year and if you look at previous to that the data began to indicate that we needed to address issues with achievement," says Maggie Lopez, superintendent for Pueblo City Schools. "

Lopez says she is visiting every school in the district to talk with principals about their specific achievement problems. She wants every school to develop a plan for improvement. "And then asking principals to come back in 45 days and show me the results, what do you see in terms of improvement," said Lopez.

David Ortiviz will have more on this story tonight on News 5 at 5 p.m.


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