By Bob Weaver

A Education Performance Audit Report and revised five‑year strategic plan for the Calhoun County school system - Calhoun Middle-High School, Arnoldsburg School, and Pleasant Hill School - will be reviewed Wednesday by the West Virginia Board of Education.

The entire OEPA Report regarding poor performance, over 100 pages, was released this week:

See Education Performance Audit Report

An announced on-site review (five days in advance) was conducted at Calhoun schools on October 17-20, 2011. The reports have now been presented to the superintendent, the principals, and the West Virginia Department of Education.

The System of School Support immediately initiated assistance to the schools and county in revising the strategic plans and correcting deficiencies reported by the Education Performance Audits Team, according to the WV Department of Education.

Calhoun Middle-High School has failed to meet Average Yearly Progress (AYP) under No Child Left Behind standards for four of the last five years, and has been listed as the worst performing school in the state's 55 county systems related to student achievement.

See also AUDIT CRITICAL OF CALHOUN MIDDLE-HIGH SCHOOL PERFORMANCE - 'Taking It Very Seriously,' Says Superintendent, Report Has Some Optimism

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