[UPDATED:] 3 MORE Santa Ana Schools Among California's Worst
|Valley High School blog|
|Freshmen engineering students at Valley High School put the pieces together.|
UPDATE: Santa Ana High School, Saddleback High School and Sierra Intermediate School have been added to the list, reports the Orange County Register.
On the bright side, each "persistently low-performing" campus is now eligible to apply for between $50,000 and $2 million in School Improvement Grants that are part of the federal government's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
However, there is a catch: those funds would have to be used to implement drastic reforms by the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year.
These include: replace the principal, rehire no more than 50 percent of the staff and change the instructional program; close and reopen as a charter school; close and reassign students to other higher-achieving schools in the district; or replace the principal, increase instructional time and make other changes.!--googleoff:>