By DAVE McMILLION
Teachers may be needed to work over the summer to rewrite lesson plans following a curriculum audit that found a wide range of problems in Washington County schools, and positions that were eliminated due to tight budgets may have to be reinstated, school officials told the Washington County Commissioners Tuesday.
Bouncing back from the audit will cost money, although school officials could not say how much.
"This has been a very bitter pill to swallow," Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Theresa Flak told the commissioners.
The audit, released Sept. 4, revealed a dysfunctional organizational structure in the school system, shortcomings in curriculum development, high dropout rates among blacks and others and infrequent use of computers in classrooms.
The 177-page report also found problems in how black students are placed in special education programs and said inequities exist among schools in the availability of library books and media equipment.