HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) - Holyoke's William G. Morgan Elementary School is one of several Massachusetts schools designated as "chronically underperforming" by Governor Patrick and the State Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner.
According to Holyoke Superintendent of Schools Dr. Sergio Paez, Morgan is being considered for "Level 5 status," the most serious category in Massachusetts accountability system, representing Receivership. Receivership indicates a possible takeover by the state, where the education commissioner comes up with a "turnaround plan."
Dr. Paez said that despite working to improve the school's performance, "we have fallen short of ambitious goals for turnaround. We have already begun taking steps to create rapid change at Morgan."
According the superintendent's News Release, "Next steps for the Morgan School include a visit from Commissioner Chester during the next few weeks to provide an opportunity, as directed by Massachusetts law, for the school stakeholders to communicate with the Commissioner before he makes his final Level 5 designations."
Additional information about Level 4 and Level 5 schools can be found at the following websites:
Questions specific to Holyoke can be directed to Superintendent Páez’s office at 413-534-2005.