MCSB discusses superintendent's future, GA Milestone results

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – The current Muscogee County schools superintendent will keep his job for at least another 12 months, with the school board approving a contract extension for Dr. David Lewis on Monday night.

District officials also presented the results for the new Georgia Milestones assessment system at the school board meeting, including district and state English Language Arts performance levels for grades 3-8.

The students did the best in that subject, while the weakest scores were in social studies.

The superintendent says they are not satisfied with the results, but they're pleased with students and teachers' hard work, and say they will continue to evolve to meet the new standards.

According to GA Milestone results, around 60-75 percent of district students in grades 3-9 show at least a partial mastery of their current grade level standards, in most subjects.

"The students who scored proficient are weighted one and then they'll get a half weighted point for students that are deducted and that goes in for achievement," said Patrick Knopf, MCSD Director of research, accountability & assessment.

On Monday night, the school board also voted for Clubview Elementary to maintain its charter status, and approved architects for phase one of 2015 SPLOST projects, along with the appointment of school transformation leader Susan Jones, and personnel policy revisions to maintain a drug free workplace.

They also announced the Muscogee County School District raised over $94,000 for the United Way.

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