State School Board Delays the Release of Failing Schools List

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By Alabama News Network

The Alabama Board of Education has delayed releasing a list of schools that are failing under language included in the Alabama Accountability Act.

School board officials said Wednesday that the announcement by schools Superintendent Tommy Bice had been scheduled for Thursday, and was then rescheduled for next week. Officials said the release would likely be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the media briefing room at the Gordon Persons Building.

Board officials say the release was being delayed due to legal issues related to the Accountability Act, which was recently passed by the Alabama Legislature.

Parents are eligible for tax credits if they transfer students out of schools that are considered as failing under the legislation.

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