Superintendent Rick Lahn.

Closing the achievement gap between white and minority students is one of the five goals of the World’s Best Workforce legislative initiative, but changes the state made in measuring the data means that this year’s results for the Morris School District will be unknown. Nevertheless, Superintendent Rick Lahn told the KMRS Community Connection program that earlier results from the district’s English Language Learners population show a positive trend.

Lahn made his annual presentation on the initiative at Monday’s Morris School Board meeting. The school met its goals in three other areas of the initiative: early childhood school readiness, reading well by Third Grade, and graduating students who are college and career ready. It fell just shy of its 100 percent graduation on time goal, with 70 of 72 students graduating last May.

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