Carmel Clay Schools to ‘temporarily postpone’ changes to high-ability program

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Carmel Clay Schools has decided to “temporarily postpone” the implementation of the Total School Cluster Grouping model, which was planned to begin for the 2018-19 school year.

The TSCG model places high-ability and general education elementary students in the same classrooms. Currently, high-ability students are taught in their own classrooms by a teacher with training to meet their learning needs.

After CCS announced the change to the TSCG model March 13, many parents of high-ability students expressed concerns.

“After considering their comments and questions, we have decided to temporarily postpone the implementation to further review and coordinate the HA program change with other parts of the elementary school program review,” states an email from CCS administrators sent March 31.

Each elementary campus will have meetings led by the principal after spring break to discuss the TSCG model, answer questions and gather feedback. The district is planning meetings for May for parents to learn about the Elementary Program Evaluation, which led to the decision to switch to TSCG.

This story will be updated.

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