Gloucester School May Be Put On 'Probation'

The state education commissioner says a controversial charter school in Gloucester should be put on "probation."

The state board of education will vote Friday on Commissioner Mitchell Chester's recommendations — including a dozen remedial steps the Gloucester Community Arts Charter School must take.

"I haven't had the chance to really look through all the recommendations, but I trust that they are ones that we were heading towards anyways, and it's all about good education," said Amy Ballin, who chairs the school's board of trustees.

In a letter to the state board of education yesterday, Chester listed several issues that he says have led him to question the viability of the Gloucester Community Arts school.

This program aired on September 30, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.


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