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By Chevon T. Baccus APR
Executive Editor 

McLaughlin in Transition, Shooting for Improved School Grade

High Stakes in Second Year as Turnaround School


Last updated 11/13/2019 at 5:25pm

The stakes are high, but the leaders are optimistic. Unless McLaughlin Middle & Fine Art Academy raises its state grade this year the school faces the possibility of being closed, turned charter or run by a private company.

Co-Principals Sharon Chipman and Debra Wright-Hudson are reaching out to the greater Lake Wales community to share their goals for improvement and to ask for help. The school on Nov. 5 hosted its first Community Assessment Team meeting of the year, sharing with about a dozen interested stakeholders the progress being made and what support the school needs. After two...

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