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Lacoochee Elementary to replace teachers, administrators

Published:   |   Updated: April 24, 2013 at 01:30 PM

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After struggling in recent years as a D school, Lacoochee Elementary may be about to get a complete overhaul of its teaching and administrative staff.

The Pasco County school district announced this week that all instructional and administrative jobs at the school would be advertised as open for the 2013-14 academic year.

The principal, assistant principal and teachers can reapply for their jobs, but the district also will be accepting applications from teachers and administrators at other schools.

Replacing the administration and entire teaching staff at an academically struggling school is one of the options under the improvement plans recommended under the state's grading system for schools.

District officials met with the school staff Tuesday afternoon and sent a letter to parents the same day.

In the letter to parents, Superintendent Kurt Browning said the plan “involves attracting and retaining the most talented and successful staff at Lacoochee Elementary, and rewarding those teachers and administrators for accepting the challenge of drastically improving student achievement.”


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