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Frost Middle School audited for low performance

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Jefferson County Public School has been audited by the Kentucky Department of Education for continuous lack of academic performance by students.

JCPS said the problems at Frost Middle School have gone on for years, but they are already putting changes in place to help.

The audit report says expectations for students are low and lessons aren't engaging. One problem the audit points out is Frost has gone through two interim principals this year so far.

JCPS says it has a radical intervention plan in place for the school and that a new and more permanent principal will take over after spring break.

Starting with the 2014-15 school year, the plan is for Frost to be a sixth grade academy with fewer students.

"We appreciate anytime we get independent eyes to help us improve a system," said Dr. Dewey Hensley, chief academic officer for JCPS. "However, in this particular case, we've been doing this work and making these shifts, making these important changes throughout this year."

Hensley said the Department of Education has had a presence in Frost for years and was included in making the plans to turn it into a sixth grade academy.

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