A state commission helping a Cleveland-area school district address academic performance problems has given Ohio's superintendent the district's plan to get back on track.
State Superintendent Richard Ross has a month to approve, reject or seek changes to the plan submitted Monday for Lorain schools.
Only two districts, Lorain and Youngstown, have such academic distress commissions.
The Lorain plan sets goals for boosting math and reading proficiency, raising graduation rates and making other changes.
The Morning Journal in Lorain says an Ohio Department of Education representative told the committee the goal is to produce a clear, focused plan that can be revised as it is implemented.
Commission member Henry Patterson tells The Chronicle-Telegram, in nearby Elyria, the standards are high and will be tough to reach.