Macon Charter Academy had a lower percentage of students test “proficient” on the recent Georgia Milestones assessment than Bibb County’s overall percentage in 20 of the 24 content areas. In four of those areas — fourth-grade math, fourth-grade science, fifth-grade social studies and seventh-grade science — none of Macon Charter’s students achieved the “proficient” level.
Approved by the state legislature, the Opportunity School District would allow the state to take over as many as 20 schools per year that are deemed to be failing based on College and Career Ready Performance Index scores. The Bibb school board is expected to vote on a resolution opposing the measure next month after several members spoke out against Gov. Nathan Deal’s plan at the board’s regular meeting Thursday.
The Opportunity School District measure, up for a vote in November, would allow a statewide district that could take over as many as 20 schools each year that have scored a 60 or below on the College and Career Ready Performance Index for three straight years.