The district’s three-year long project to install lead-removal filters at school drinking fountains is nearly complete. Charter schools will be in charge of replacing those filters. The district is now exploring kitchen filters.
After a major graduation scandal, the New Beginnings Schools Foundation is giving up its charters for Kennedy High and Capdau Charter, an elementary school. The KIPP network is interested in taking both over.
A review found that about 90 seniors from the class of 2019 were found ineligible to graduate. Some have been taking summer courses to graduate before the new school year begins, but only 24 of 53 have been cleared to move on by the state.