Despite concerns from a handful of members, the State Board of Education voted April 5 to let Achievement for All Children operate the first Innovative School District school.
Seven board members voted for AAC’s involvement, while Eric Davis, Wayne McDevitt, Becky Taylor, and Patricia Willoughby opposed it. Discussions about AAC spanned two days.
Robeson County’s Southside Ashpole Elementary was chosen last November as the first school to join the ISD, formally known as the Achievement School District. In 2016, lawmakers set up the new program, which places as many as five low-performing elementary schools under charter or education management for five years.