(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — The superintendent of the Kansas City school district says the school system has grown stronger after losing its accreditation.
During his annual State of the School address, Superintendent Stephen Green said Monday that the district’s goal isn’t just partial accreditation but ultimately full accreditation
The speech comes just days after Missouri Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro said she wouldn’t recommend provisional accreditation for the district. The final decision rests with the Missouri Board of Education.
An accreditation boost would make the district no longer subject to a state law that allows students to transfer to accredited districts.
Green has argued that the district is deserving of the upgrade after scoring in the provisionally accredited range this year. The state uses test scores and other data to evaluate districts.