State Takeover Looms over New Bedford School
During a roundtable at the “Level Four” Parker School, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester made it clear.
Chester heard from school officials, teachers, and parents on any progress the school has made since it’s “Level Four” designation three years ago, and where the school is still lacking.
One major area of concern was the lack of parental involvement, and Superintendent Pia Durkin says there needs to be a 21st century approach to engaging parents.
The school faces a potential “‘Level Five” designation which would mean a state takeover. Chester says he will make his ruling in the next few weeks.