A Pueblo public school system and a Colorado Springs magnet school are among 30 schools that have one more year to improve state accountability scores or face state sanctions.

According to the Colorado Springs Gazette (http://tinyurl.com/pa384y3 ), action against the 30 schools was scheduled to begin this year, but it was delayed because of new standardized state tests.

Struggling schools that don't improve could face closure, state takeover or mandatory conversion to a different type of school under a 2009 state law.

A spokeswoman for the Colorado Board of Education did not return phone calls seeking comment on Friday.

School officials are warning that if the state intervenes, parents, teachers and students need to understand there will no longer be local control for some turnaround schools.


Information from: The Gazette, http://www.gazette.com