Saint Louis school system has a deadline to meet
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Saint Louis school system has a deadline to meet

Date: February 28, 2007
By: Fanna Haile-Selassie
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: The state Education Board awaits the 5 o'clock deadline for the Saint Louis school system to hand in new evidence that would allow the system to keep its accreditation.  Reporter Fanna (Fauna) Haile-Selassie (High-lay-suh-lah-say) was there awaiting the deadline as well. RunTime:
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At the Jefferson building in Missouri's capitol, the state Education Board will enforce its 5 pm deadline to the Saint Louis school system to turn in any new information that would save the board from losing its already provisional accreditation.

The December annual performance report showed that school board only met 5 of the 14 standards the school system needs to get accreditation.  The board only needs six to be provisionally accredited.

Sources in the Jefferson building tell me there are not any scheduled meetings before March 22nd, when the state Education Board will decide the accreditation situation, but it could have a telephone conference at any time.

From the state Capitol, Fanna Haile-Selassie, KMOX NEWS 


Intro: 5 pm today is the deadline for the declining Saint Louis City school system to give the state Education Board any new information before it decides whether to continue the accreditation of the system or not.  Fanna (Fauna) Haile-Selassie (High-lay-suh-lah-say) talked to Jim Morris, the spokesperson for the department of Elementary and Secondary Education. 

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Wednesday at 5 pm was the deadline for the Saint Louis city school system to turn in any new information regarding the accreditation of the school system.

In December, the state Education Board told the declining Saint Louis school system it was in jeopardy of losing its accreditation.

The Saint Louis school board only needs to meet 6 of 14 standards to be provisionally accredited, but Jim Morris, the spokesperson for the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education said the board hasn't even met that yet.

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Description: Saint Louis is just right on the cusp and doesn't have 6, I don't believe.
 
If the Saint Louis school board loses accreditation, it would lead to a state government take over of the school board.
 
From the state Capitol, Fanna Haile-Selassie, KMOX news