Pickett Elementary School in central Toledo will be given a new set of teachers and administrators next school year in hopes of improving its chronic under performance and complying with the federal No Child Left Behind Act, Superintendent John Foley announced yesterday.
The 35 teachers and two administrators will not lose their jobs with Toledo Public Schools, but will have the option to fill openings at other schools in the district.
The shuffling is a response to Pickett's status as one of Ohio's persistent offenders in missing No Child Left Behind's adequate yearly progress standards, and represents the district's first major "redesign" of a school because of the 2001 law, Mr. Foley said.
Updated 6/10 - Toledo Journal article:
Good indepth article on the issue.