Alice Boucher Elementary School and J.W. Faulk Elementary School have been declared academically unacceptable by the State of Louisiana. Both schools have struggled academically for several years.

District officials say both schools made positive changes last year, but the state’s accountability system has changed, affecting their performance Scores.

Parents must decide by Aug. 12th whether to keep their children at those schools or transfer them.

Transferred children will be placed at Carencro Heights Elementary, Ossun Elementary or Prairie Elementary. Transportation to those schools will be provided until Alice Boucher and J.W. Faulk are no longer listed as unacceptable.

Superintendent Pat Cooper said, “If parents want their child to take advantage of the ongoing changes at Boucher and Faulk Elementary, or if they want their child to continue receiving the specialized programs offered by the World Languages Academy at Boucher, they do not have to apply for a transfer.”

Schools must score at least a 50 to be removed from unacceptable status. Alice Boucher has an SPS of 49.2. J.W. Faulk has an SPS of 34.4.

Veteran administrator Annette Samec was named the new principal at Alice Boucher last week.