Failing School System

A small Wiregrass school with a rich academic tradition is sanctioned by the federal government's No Child Left Behind Act.

Tuesday, parents of children at Kinston’s K-12h grade school received letters offering the opportunity of sending their children to another school in the Coffee County school district.

Superintendent Dr Linda Ingram says Kinston’s 82 percent graduation rate fell short of the 90 percent goal, but with a 28 member graduation class, four children left school for several reasons, it resulted in the sanction process.

One Hurricane Katrina evacuee from Biloxi, Mississippi says Kinston has been a wonderful school for her son.

“It bothers me when people talk bad about Kinston school. It’s a good school. People are friendly and the teachers are good. We enjoy the school."

Kinston High Principal Terry Weeks says at this time no parents have requested their child attend another school.

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