Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Parents rally to save Pearce Middle School

April 14, 2008

Austin, Texas (KXAN) -- Parents and school officials plan to meet Tuesday night to dicuss the future of Pearce Middle School.

The Texas Education Agency is threatening to shut down Pearce Middle School because of bad test scores.

Despite the academically unacceptable rating, parents said closing the school is not the answer.

"The best thing to do is to keep the building open," said Pearce PTA President, Charlotte Dotson. "Find out what the problem is and handle it there instead of threatening the closure because the kids think it's their fault, when it's not."

Tuesday's community conversation kicks off at 6 p.m. at Pearce Middle School, located at 6401 North Hampton Drive.

The Aiustin Independent School District superintendent, board of trustee members and other AISD officials will be at the meeting to listen to community concerns and answer questions.

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