Seventeen Texas Panhandle schools are subject to federal sanctions, which could include closure, because of their poor performance. The group is in the bottom 15 percent of Title I in the state according to the Amarillo Globe-News.
Six campuses have been given priority. If they haven’t received TTIPS funding, and additional federal grant funding for improvement efforts.
Three of the priority campuses are:
- Richard Milburn Academy in Amarillo
- Dalhart Independent School District’s XIT Secondary School
- Boys Ranch ISD’s STARR Academy
A September waiver from the U.S. Department of Education gives the schools two years to make significant improvement. If the school still meets the criteria for a priority or focus school, sanctions such as such as replacing a campus’ teachers and principals, having a monitor who works with troubled programs or closing and repurposing the school will be implemented.
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