MESSAGES 2015 :: FEBRUARY 2, 2015

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Draft of School Performance Grades News Release - Embargoed until 2/5/15

Dear Superintendents and Public Information Officers,

Attached is a draft of the news release we will use on Thursday with the release of the School Performance Grades. We told you at your quarterly meeting in December that we would share this with you on Feb. 2, so I wanted to make sure we followed up.

I hope this will give you an idea of how we plan to discuss this with news media and others. Please do not share this with others at this time. The summary information included here has not been shared with the public and will not be provided until Thursday at the State Board of Education meeting.

Please reply to this email if you have any questions about the release. The Background Packet and Question and Answer Documents are posted on the front of NCDPI's website,, under Highlights. These two items are good preparation for reporters and parents alike. There will be a news media briefing immediately following the State Board meeting on Thursday – sometime between 11 and 11:45 am depending on the pace of the meeting.

I have enjoyed viewing and reading coverage of your preliminary work to communicate on the new School Performance Grades.

School Performance Grades
(doc, 48kb)