BOSTON — While plans for the expansion of a New Bedford charter school were approved, another school was placed on probation during Tuesday's Board of Elementary and Secondary Education meeting.

The board voted to place City on a Hill New Bedford on probation, a recommendation made by State Education Commissioner Jeffrey Riley. Riley made the recommendation in a January 11 memo to the board, proposing conditions of probation that would require major improvements to the school's adherence to its charter and academic program and performance.

Board members cited high absenteeism as one of the factors for probation.

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