Hickory Public Schools Board Votes to Convert Southwest, Longview Elementary schools

By John Bailey, Hickory Daily Record

Hickory Public Schools | John Bailey Photo

The Hickory Public Schools Board of Education voted unanimously in favor of the conversion plans for Southwest and Longview Elementary schools during Monday’s meeting at Northview Middle.

The plan was first proposed by Superintendent Robbie Adell toward the end of last year.

The reason for the change is to help improve reading scores. For Southwest, the state’s reading accountability grade for the previous school year was a D while Longview’s was a C.

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