NEASC votes to reaccredit Central High
In a letter dated June 25 to then-interim principal John Rist, NEASC Director Janet Allison offered some praise for Central, but said the school was placed on warning, requiring the administration to submit a “special progress report” by April 1, 2015.
At the same time, the NEASC commended the school on several counts, such as the “authentic pride in the core values of the school”; the availability of “authentic learning opportunities inside and outside the classroom”; and the “dedication shown by the faculty to make use of limited supplies and share resources within departments.”
The vote by the NEASC Committee on Public Secondary Schools to accredit Central occurred June 17, according to the letter. The document was publicly distributed and discussed for the first time at Monday’s Board of School Committee meeting.
Assistant Superintendent David Ryan said the district would report back to the NEASC by April of 2015, and the principals at the school would work to implement the NEASC recommendations.