Central Falls teachers propose oversight committee

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A group of teachers at Central Falls High School is calling for a new committee to oversee the turnaround at what's considered one of the state's lowest performing schools.

In a letter to WRNI, the group says the school's new management team is struggling and trust issues remain between teachers and school officials. The group is proposing an oversight committee comprised of the current administrator of the high school's turnaround, a union representative, five high schools teachers as well as students and parents.

The school made national headlines earlier this year when school officials decided to fire the entire teaching staff. The teachers were eventually rehired after agreeing to the turnaround effort.

According to The Providence Journal, more than a dozen of the school's 81 teachers received unsatisfactory ratings under a recent evaluation.

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