Parents question school's policy of seperating students with poor grades

LA VERGNE, Tenn. (AP) -- Some parents are questioning a lunchroom policy at a Middle Tennessee High School.

WSMV-TV reports that La Vergne High School separates students making poor grades from the rest of their classmates during lunch to give them academic intervention.

School officials say they implemented the split-lunch concept to help struggling students find success. They say those students are sent to the auditorium for a learning lab before they eat.

Parent Paul Morecroft said he's concerned about his daughter being separated based on her academic standing and has complained to school administrators.

School officials say the initiative has worked, noting that two years ago the graduation rate at La Vergne High School was about 77 percent, and now it's almost at 90 percent.

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