By Ray King

The White Hall School District has started summer school and according to Superintendent Doug Dorris, improving test scores are a major focus.

“It’s a fact of life that you’ve got to be working on test scores all the time,” Dorris said during an interview with Deltaplex News.

He said that until this year, Summer School was available only for students in grades 9 to 12 but this year it includes all grades. About 200 students in grades 1 through 8 are signed up and the attendance in the upper grades varies from day to day as some students are attending remediation classes in an effort to improve existing grades.

Dorris said there are about 20 teachers district-wide who are involved this year, covering all subjects.

On another matter, Dorris talked about an agricultural program in the district.