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Oklahoma City charter school wants accountability, questions A-F grades

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OKLAHOMA CITY – As the Oklahoma State Board of Education released grades to schools in the state under the A-F grading system Wednesday, schools began to react.

Officials with Santa Fe South, a charter school in Oklahoma City, said they agree schools need to be accountable but they question the effectiveness of the A-F grading system.

Santa Fe South Superintendent Chris Brewster said his district’s elementary school grade dropped to an “F” under this year’s guidelines.

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He said he believes his teachers are great but that students deal with a lot of outside issues beyond what happens in the school day.

Brewster said he thinks students at the elementary school would perform the same even if they were to switch teachers with an “A” school.

The State Board of Education released the A-F grades Wednesday afternoon.

Look for more on the grades throughout the day on News Channel 4.