The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC


February 7, 2014

MMA will ease other ECPS woes

TARBORO — From academics to finances, Edgecombe County Public Schools (ECPS) officials have lauded the addition of a dual language/global school for 2014-15.

In addition to potentially getting the maximum educational benefits of the program for a minimal expense, the addition of the school will also alleviate several other problems plaguing ECPS.

Superintendent John Farrelly expects to ask for board of education approval in March for reconfiguration of three schools to bring the global school to reality.

The only item in the global-school process that requires a board vote, the reconfiguration would not only create Martin Millennium Academy (MMA), but resolve problematic issues.

"We've had struggling schools in our system," Farrelly said. "We also have transition issues with schools. The more transitions, the more students struggle.

"We looked at the problem and did not want to close schools or redistrict."

Much of those problems will be addressed with the reconfiguration.

For the complete story, see today's print editon of The Daily Southerner.

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