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Muscogee County School Board slams district's performance on state performance index

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

Some Muscogee County School Board members slammed the school district's performance in the latest index grading state schools.

Muscogee County schools earned a 69 in the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) - the state’s overall measurement of public schools.

The 69 for Muscogee County is on a scale of 100 and below the state average of 75.5, but the district did set a record for its highest average score in the four year history of the CCRPI, which school officials say has a changing formula each year.

The index is based on factors such as performance on standardized tests, and academic growth. 

School board members also discussed offering honorary diplomas to deceased veterans who never had a chance to complete high school along with students who may have died before graduating. 

“We have to allow for different circumstances to create different results in different decisions,” said Muscogee County School Board Chairman Rob Varner.

The board made no decision during its monthly work session Monday night on school uniform proposals at Fox Elementary and Fort Middle School, though the Fort proposal could be brought up again next week. 

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