LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Lafayette school system officials are closely monitoring the academic progress at J.W. Faulk Elementary, the district's only F-rated school.

The Advertiser reports the state gave Faulk an overall performance score of 34.4 this year and deemed it academically unacceptable just as the school year began. If the school receives an F grade for the next two years, it would become eligible for a state takeover.

However, officials are confident that a renewed focus on literacy, behavior intervention programs and dedicated teachers will allow the school to remain under the district's control, with better scores in the future.

Ginger Rabalais, an academic supervisor, says officials are working on more communication with parents and a personalized curriculum that focuses on literacy and specific skills at each grade level.


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