The state government gave a poor review of academic performance in St. Joseph, but there are silver linings.

There are several tools at hand for Missouri authorities to make sure public educators are making their mission. One of the most significant is the status of accreditation. This is a form of accountability that, starting with the 2023-24 academic year, will apply to districts that do not score at least 70% on the annual performance review of the Missouri Schools Improvement Plan.

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