Bristol Parents Peeved Over School Letter

BRISTOL, Va. (AP) -- Some parents on both sides of the state line through Bristol are angry about a letter that came home with report cards on the Virginia side.

In it, school administrators said Virginia Middle School failed to meet annual performance benchmarks under the federal No Child Left Behind Act because of the test scores of black and disabled students.

About 30 parents met Tuesday night and voted to ask for a meeting with school officials before the November 5th school board meeting. Some Tennessee parents came to the meeting.

The parents want to know why the letter was sent home with students, why it was worded in such a way, and how the middle school staff will go about bringing up the failing students' scores.

Bristol School Superintendent Doug Arnold did not immediately return a phone call by The Associated Press today.

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