Level 5 Schools and Districts

Level 5 Districts

Current Level 5 Districts

About Southbridge Public Schools

The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education placed Southbridge Public Schools in Level 5 on January 26, 2016. Commissioner Chester and the Receiver released the district's Level 5 Turnaround Plan on June 24, 2016.

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Southbridge Public Schools Level 5 Turnaround Plan-English
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Southbridge Public Schools Level 5 Turnaround Plan-Spanish
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Southbridge Local Stakeholders Group (LSG) Recommendations
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Recomendaciones del Grupo Local de Partes Interesadas de Southbridge
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Commissioner Chester's Letter to Parents and Residents of Southbridge
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Carta del Comisionado Chester a los Padres y Residentes de Southbridge
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January 26, 2016 Press Release: Board of Elementary and Secondary Education Declares Southbridge Public Schools "Chronically Underperforming"
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Profile for Southbridge Public Schools
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Southbridge: Frequently Asked Questions - English
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Southbridge: Frequently Asked Questions - Spanish

About Holyoke Public Schools

The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education placed Holyoke Public Schools in Level 5 on April 28, 2015. On June 1, 2015, the Commissioner named Dr. Stephen Zrike, Jr. as Receiver of the district. The Commissioner and Receiver released the district's Level 5 Turnaround Plan on October 1, 2015. On September 23, 2016, the Dr. Zrike submitted a request to modify the district Turnaround Plan to simplify the titles of the plan's priority areas and revise the titles of specific staff members and support teams. On October 6, 2016, the Commissioner approved the request for modifications.

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Commissioner's Letter Regarding Request to Modify Turnaround Plan
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Commissioner's Letter Regarding Request to Modify Turnaround Plan - Spanish
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Holyoke Public Schools' Memo to Request Modification of Turnaround Plan
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Holyoke Public Schools Memo to Request Modification of Turnaround Plan - Spanish
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Holyoke Public Schools Level 5 District Turnaround Plan - English
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Holyoke Public Schools Level 5 District Turnaround Plan - Spanish
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Education Commissioner and Holyoke Receiver Announce Turnaround Plan for Rapid Improvement of Holyoke Schools
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Holyoke: Frequently Asked Questions - English
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Holyoke: Frequently Asked Questions - Spanish
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Holyoke Public Schools Local Stakeholder Group Recommendations - English and Spanish
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Commissioner Chester's Letter to Parents and Residents of Holyoke
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Carta del Comisionado Chester a los Padres y Residentes de Holyoke
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April 28, 2015 Press Release: Board of Elementary and Secondary Education Declares Holyoke Public Schools as "Chronically Underperforming"
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Profile for Holyoke Public Schools

About Lawrence Public Schools

The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education placed the Lawrence School District in Level 5 in November 2011, the first district in the state to be designated Level 5. In January 2012, the Commissioner named Mr. Jeff Riley as Receiver for the district. On May 30, 2012, the Commissioner and Receiver released a Level 5 District Turnaround Plan for Lawrence. On May 29, 2015, the Commissioner renewed Lawrence's Level 5 District Turnaround Plan.

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Renewed Lawrence Public Schools Turnaround Plan (May 29, 2015)
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Lawrence Public Schools Turnaround Plan (May 30, 2012)
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Education Commissioner Chester Approves Lawrence Turnaround Plan that Empowers Schools and Maximizes the Rapid Improvement of Academic Achievement for All Students
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November 29, 2011 Press Release: Board of Elementary and Secondary Education Declares Lawrence Public Schools as "Chronically Underperforming"
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January 11, 2012 Press Release: Education Commissioner Chester Appoints Jeffrey C. Riley as Receiver for the Lawrence Public Schools
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Commissioner Chester's Letter to Parents and Residents of Lawrence
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Carta del Comisionado Chester a los Padres y Residentes de Lawrence
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Profile for Lawrence Public Schools
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