Since FOX19's original story aired, a Kenton County official has gotten back to us to say that the "delinquent taxes" notation in the main Gateway Center building's property record does not mean that the building's owners have ever been delinquent in paying taxes on the property. Full Story >
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -
A Metro charter school already facing an order to shut down could now see another challenge. So many students and teachers are leaving the school, some are wondering if they'll even make it to the end of the academic year.
It's been just over three months since the Metro School Board voted to close Smithson-Craighead Middle School at the end of this school year.
Since then, at least 15 teachers and staff members have left the school, donations have dried up and some parents say they are questioning whether it's even worth sticking it out.
"It's crazy. It's not organized. It's out of control right now," said parent Alvin Johnson.
In deciding to close the school, the board's main concern was that students at the Madison charter school weren't making enough academic progress. Numbers from two years ago showed just 5 percent of the students considered proficient in math and 16 percent proficient in reading.
Now, some parents say they are even more concerned about whether their kids are getting a decent education, because several teachers and staff members have been dismissed or left - including the principal - and some class sizes have doubled.
"One of the reasons I sent her here is because they were all separate at first. It was girls in one class, boys in one class," Johnson said. "Now, it's one week they'll be all together, and then the next week. They're just still trying to figure out what they're doing, I guess."
One teacher told Channel 4 News money is so tight at the school right now, they've cut field trips and even snacks during tutoring.
Channel 4 asked school leaders about the school's financial stability and whether students are getting a proper education with all the recent changes. Their response was they plan to give students the best program they can give for as long as they are allowed.
While many donations have dried up, it's important to point out the school does still receive per-pupil funding from the state.
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Wednesday, June 19 2013 9:29 AM EDT2013-06-19 13:29:19 GMT
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(CNN) – More than 23,000 pounds of ground beef products are being recalled on fears they may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria. The recalled cases come from the National Beef Packing Company, basedFull Story >
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Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:15 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:15:45 GMT
Police are trying to identify two victims following an assault in Clifton. Authorities say that two men assaulted a victim, took the victim's wallet and used the victim's bank card. The assault occurredFull Story >
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Wednesday, June 19 2013 3:39 PM EDT2013-06-19 19:39:28 GMT
Police are in the 2400 block of Canterbury Avenue in Golf Manor investigating the report of two people shot. Few details are available at this time but canine units and an ambulance are on the scene. FOX19Full Story >
Golf Manor police officer Michael Forrest says an unknown individual went to the rear of the home and from the back patio shot several rounds into the bedroom. Full Story >
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