BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Lots of school superintendents are nervously awaiting Louisiana's first-ever letter grades for about 1,300 public schools.
Ascension Parish Superintendent Patrice Pujol tells The Advocate (http://bit.ly/qeFIty ) her district has put together information for principals to relay to parents.
Local school leaders say they expect to get the grades from the state as early as Oct. 3.
Exactly when those results will be announced to taxpayers is unclear.
Rene Greer, director of communications for the state Department of Education, said the grades should be made public by mid-October.
The new ratings stem from a 2010 state law.
Grades are linked to annual school performance scores, which mostly reflect how students fared on key tests.
Information from: The Advocate, http://www.2theadvocate.com