Judge Recommends Local School be Shut Down

MARCH 10, 2006 -- A superior court judge has placed a Duplin County school on his list of 19 schools across the state that he recommends be closed because of poor peformance numbers.

Judge Howard Manning sent his letter of recommendations to the top education officials in the state. James Kenan High School in Warsaw is one of those schools included in that letter.

Judge Manning's outline recommends closing schools with four consecutive years of poor performance. Officials at Kenan High say they've had average test scores under 60% for only one year.

Reported by Joe Keiley