Mansfield (Mass.) Schools Successfully Appeal State Ruling

Friday, October 12, 2012

When School Superintendent Brenda Hodges received word from the state that Mansfield schools were labeled as a “Level 3” district, based on MCAS performance, she knew that wasn’t the case.

“Level 3 puts us in the bottom 20 percent in performance, we’re far above 20 percent,” Hodges said.

She spent two weeks appealing to the state to reverse the label. After another look, the state agreed with Hodges and moved Mansfield to a Level 2 status. Hodges explained to the school committee, at the board’s Oct. 2 meeting, the level a school is placed in is important as it can affect federal funding the schools receive.

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