Gov. Nathan Deal unveiled legislation Wednesday to create an Opportunity School District that would allow the state to temporarily step in to help chronically failing schools, and several Bibb County schools were on the list.
The governor's proposal would consider schools scoring below 60 on the College and Career Performance Index, the state department of education's accountability measure, for three straight years, according to a news release.
A number of area schools would meet the criteria for the Opportunity School District. In Bibb County, Brookdale, Bruce, Burghard, Hartley, Ingram-Pye, King-Danforth, Rice, Riley and Williams Elementary Schools, Appling, Ballard-Hudson and Bloomfield Middle Schools, and Northeast and Southwest High Schools have scored under 60 for three straight years. Jeffersonville Elementary and Twiggs County High School in Twiggs County would also qualify.