D21 Planning For Chenowith Improvement
Priority designation brings additional resources.
Chenowith Elementary School was rated as in need of improvement for a second straight year in the state's annual report card ratings of public schools released this week, but North Wasco County School District 21 officials say plans and design for increasing student achievement there is taking place. D-21 Superintendent Candy Armstrong says they are working to turn the academic achievement scores around, adding a priority designation the school will bring more support from the state, including Columbia Gorge Educational Service District support. She said a team went to the school and did an audit, observing classes while they were going on. Armstrong said she and the entire Chenowith staff were interviewed, discussing policies and practices within the school on professional development and promoting student achievement.