Mayor Jon Mitchell has a message for New Bedford parents who are not involved with the school system --- make sure your kids come to school, ready to learn and behave. 

Speaking on his weekly radio program on WBSM, Mitchell said turning around New Bedford schools is going to take a total team effort from everyone, including parents.....

Mitchell says the level four designation at New Bedford High could be a turning point for the High School, serving to bring people together to improve education there.

Mitchell stressed that New Bedford High is still a very good school, with many of its graduates moving on to some of the best colleges in the country.