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2 LR Schools Placed On Probation

Hall High and McClellan High are affected.
LITTLE ROCK, AR-- Two Little Rock Schools have been placed on probation by the State Education Department. The status affects Hall High and McClellan High.

A statement to parents on the district's site says Hall was placed on probation for not offering a Physics course. Even though no one registered for the class, schools must enroll students to meet standards.

McClellan was placed on probation because the school had some 2012 graduates who did not have all 22 credits to graduate,plus one teacher didn't have proper certification to teach journalism.

Victoria Booker is worried about her daughter's education and hopes the probation will force leaders to become better.

"I hope it helps," said Booker.

LRSD released the following statement Wednesday afternoon:

“We acknowledge those issues occurred and we have taken the steps necessary to correct them. The District has also established a protocol to prevent those issues from occurring again and will closely monitor the two schools over the next two years in order to maintain compliance, redoubling our efforts to meet standards with the goal of pursuing excellence in education. Additional information regarding this action may be obtained from the Arkansas Department of Education. “

As a result, both campuses must meet all standards for accreditation within no more than two consecutive years to keep its accreditation and avoid possible sanctions for the school and district. 

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