Heroes K-8 Academy to remain open for another year

PUEBLO, Colo. - Discussions of ending Heroes K-8 Academy are now off the table. 

Pueblo City Schools (D60) is preparing to present an Accountability Pathways plan for three of its struggling schools to the State Board of Education. 

School officials had been discussing grade reconfigurations due to poor performance for not only Heroes K-8 Academy but also Bessemer Academy, which also would have affected Minnequa Elementary School. 

For Heroes, this would have moved its students to other schools.

Because of protests made by teachers and parents, the superintendent decided to give the schools another chance. 

"So what we will be doing is monitoring progress and improvement very closely over the next year. Obviously being at the end of the accountability clock, these schools are out of time. So we need to make drastic and immediate improvements at those schools," said Dalton Sprouse with Pueblo City Schools.  

Once the plan is presented to the Board of Education, they will have the ultimate say on the fate of Heroes and Bessemer Academy. 

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