By Rob Shimshock, DCNF
A school district removed a principal Monday after the majority of its graduating students missed over six weeks of school and still graduated.
Antwan Wilson, chancellor of D.C.’s public schools, removed Yetunde Reeves as principal of Ballou Senior High School, reported The Washington Post. Wilson made the decision less than a week following an endorsement of Reeves.
Sixty-four percent of Ballou Senior High School’s 2017 seniors graduated and were admitted into colleges, even though nearly 50 percent of the graduates had over three months of unexcused absences each and a fifth of them missed school more times than attended it. D.C. public school policy mandates that students fail a class if they miss it 30 times.
Wilson said that Reeves had taken on “another function in the district,” according to a Monday news release obtained by WaPo.
“We take this issue very seriously, and we know that policies must be explained clearly and implemented with fidelity,” said Wilson. “This investigation will restore integrity to the process by providing students, parents and the broader community with answers.”
The chancellor’s statement conflicts with remarks he made less than a week earlier.
“I personally believe Principal Reeves should be renewed based on my visits with the school,” said Wilson Wednesday.
The school district anticipates that the investigation into Ballou will take a maximum of 45 days.
The Daily Caller News Foundation reached out to Reeves for comment, but received none in time for press.
Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact email@example.com.
DONATE TO BIZPAC REVIEW
Please help us! If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to BPR to help us fight them. Now is the time. Truth has never been more critical!
- Biden: Musk’s foreign ties are ‘worth being looked at’ after ‘joint acquisition’ of Twitter with ‘other countries’ - November 10, 2022
- With Republicans poised to take back the House, a key opportunity to reverse Dems’ insanity emerges - November 9, 2022
- Elon Musk offloads nearly $4 billion in Tesla stock as shares continue to tank - November 9, 2022
We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.