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State board of education flags failing schools

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    The state board of education has declared a state of emergency for more than 60 local schools.

    More than 60 schools in San Diego County were declared to be in a state of emergency by the California State Board of Education on Thursday, the Voice of San Diego is reporting.

    The declaration allows parents to remove their students from the school and places them in schools with better test scores, the paper reports.

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    The board of education says the move is "necessary to avoid serious harm to the public peace, health, safety, or general welfare" of students.

    The No Child Left Behind Act already gives parents the option to move their children from schools with failing test scores.

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    The preliminary list from the California Department of Education lists 1000 schools from across the state. The list has been approved by the state board of education and is currently  in review by an administrative law judge, said Pam Slater from the California Department of Education. 

    Because of the emergency situation, Slater says the process to approve the list has been sped up, once the list is back from the administrative law judge the CDE will review the list to make sure the scores reflected are accurate and notify schools of their final placement on the list. Once schools have been notified they are on the final list, they will have until Sept 15 to notify parents their school has been placed on the state's list of failing schools, Slater said. The list is based the 2009 API scores for each school.

    The state board of education has a declared a state of emergency for the following San Diego county schools (note: the list is a preliminary and is subject to change after a final review):
     

    Lakeside Elementary
    Anza Elementary
    Johnson Elementary
    Lexington Elementary
    Castle Park Elementary
    Rohr Elementary
    Rice Elementary
    Finney Elementary
    Juarez-Lincoln Elementary
    Dehesa Elementary
    Felicita Elementary
    Rose Elementary
    Pioneer Elementary
    Maie Ellis Elementary
    Jamul Primary
    Lindo Park Elementary
    Riverview Elementary
    Bancroft Elementary
    Kempton Street Elementary
    La Presa Elementary
    Mt. Vernon Elementary
    Mountain Empire Middle
    Potrero Elementary
    Central Elementary
    Lincoln Acres
    Ramona Elementary
    San Diego CIMA
    San Diego Business
    San Diego MVP Arts
    Crawford Multimedia and Visual Arts
    Crawford Law and Business
    Crawford IDEA
    Porter Elementary
    Lincoln High
    Rodriguez Elementary
    Memorial Scholars & Athletes
    Whittier/Del Sol Academy
    Hoover High
    Bayview Terrace Elementary
    Burbank Elementary
    Carver Elementary
    Central Elementary
    Emerson/Bandini Elementary
    Knox Elementary
    Perkins Elementary
    Marshall Elementary
    Sherman Elementary
    Mann School of Expedition
    San Ysidro Middle
    Bayside Elementary
    Nestor Elementary
    Mar Vista Middle
    Southwest Middle
    Maryland Elementary
    Bobier Elementary
    Crestview Elementary
    Washington Middle
    Laurel Elementary
    Mission Elementary
    Del Rio Elementary
    Alvin M. Dunn Elementary
    San Marcos Elementary

    (view the full list)

    -- Ed. The original version of this story did not state this list was a preliminary list and subject to change.