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Board to consider strategic plan for schools

3 years 9 months 2 weeks ago August 11, 2013 Aug 11, 2013 Sunday, August 11 2013 August 11, 2013 11:40 AM in News
By: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board is considering a set of recommendations broadly aimed at lifting performance.

The Advocate reports the 21-page strategic plan is expected to create controversy.

It suggests giving principals more say in hiring teachers and more control of their school budgets.

The document also suggests automatic firing of the bottom quartile of teachers whose students show the least growth in test scores, firing principals who fail to meet three-year performance goals, giving higher pay to teachers willing to work in struggling schools, as well as greater openness to innovation and school choice.

School Board President David Tatman says he wants the board to vote on the plan Thursday.

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