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Group cites lower state grade
By Jen Horton
posted Mar 20, 2013 - 6:20:27pm
Parents, teachers and employees are expressing frustration about fiscal pinches being felt in Volusia County public schools, and a drop in the school district’s grade from A to C.
One group is taking things to another level, and asking the Volusia County School Board to consider firing Superintendent Margaret Smith.
The group calls itself People for Ethical Treatment of Education (PETE). Organizers are asking that Smith — as the head of school administration — be held directly accountable for the district’s decline.
At press time, representatives from Volusia County Schools had not responded to The Beacon’s request for comment on the launch of the website www.firemargaretsmith.com.
Read the whole story about PETE, and learn the details of why parents are so upset, in the March 18-20 Midweek edition of The Beacon. To subscribe to The Beacon online, click here. For a list of newsstand locations, click here. To have the print edition mailed to your home twice a week, send your address via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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