Yesterday I was dismayed to learn that the Ladysmith School District rated very poorly in the state’s educational scorecard. Specifically, the district placed number 410 out of 419 with a score of 60.3 out of 100.
The rating was Meets Few Expectations, which I interpret as a “D”. Only 18 other districts scored in this category, meaning most schools in the state were at least a Meets Expectations; it’s a pretty low bar to reach.
This is disgraceful. What are the school board and administrators doing to address it? It would be helpful to see a detailed plan published and hold a public town hall to review it. The future of our children and community is at stake if this continues.
Also it’s worth giving a kudos to the Bruce district, which received an Exceeds Expectation with a 156 ranking and 76 score. The Flambeau district should also be acknowledged for receiving a Meets Expectations and a 68.3 score.
I look forward to hearing more about the Ladysmith district’s plan to remediate this situation, and maybe get some insights from the other districts as to how they are doing better.