Southeast High School is touting its efforts to reverse trends of declining test scores and falling graduation rates. But not everyone is applauding.
Springfield school board members say they appreciate the hard work of Southeast teachers and administrators. But a future Southeast parent who is also the principal of Grant Middle School says she’s concerned about what’s happening at the school.
Tammie Bolden addressed the board and criticized Southeast’s decision not to seek a multi-million-dollar school improvement grant like the one awarded to Lanphier several years ago.
Southeast officials say their staff decided to try to bring about improvement on their own rather than rely on the grant dollars.