MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) – Tennessee State Representative Antonio Parkinson has introduced a bill that would rebuild the Tennessee Success School District.
ASD oversees schools with low academic scores from school districts across the state. Parkinson said he believes the district has been a failure and overall underserved students within the district since its inception in 2011.
Only two people 16 schools located within the district in the Nashville area. The other 14 schools are all in the Memphis area.
Parkinson’s bill would replace School District Success with the Tennessee Educational Achievement Portal, making it a single resource for all public and charter schools across the state.
“This portal will be a hub for all school support for all schools across the state. In this center will be professional development, your opportunities for literacy, opportunities to acquire skills, opportunities to acquire all the best practices… along with innovation for those schools that are underperforming. “
The portal is something teachers and administration can access at any time while keeping schools with struggling academic scores within their original districts.
“This portal will be a hub for all school support for all schools across the state. This center will have professional development, your opportunities for literacy, your opportunities to acquire skills, your opportunities to acquire all the best practices along with innovations for those schools that are underserved,” said Rep. Antonio Parkinson, Tenn.- District 98.
MSCS leaders are excited to learn that Hanley Travel Kindergarten through 8th is joining their district. District leaders also believe that progress is most effective when students can stay within their district.
The Success School District did not respond to Representative Parkinson’s draft. Meanwhile, the bill must be approved by the full House, Senate and House Education Office committees before it can be brought to Gov. Bill Lee’s desk.
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