(KMOV) – The St. Louis Public School District could soon add single-sex schools.
On Saturday, Superintendent Dr. Kelvin Adams will lay out his plans to make four elementary schools and two middle schools single sex institutions.
It’s a pilot program the superintendent hopes will boost grades and decrease discipline issues.
One city school, Yeatman Elementary, tried it out this year. The district says it works.
“Discipline incidents have decreased, the number of infractions in terms of students being suspended has decreased, the number of parental conferences [has] decreased, and so we looked at that as a way to determine for us that this may be a good idea to expand,” says Adams.
Dr. Adams will make his recommendations on Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 1 p.m. during the special advisory board meeting at the St. Louis Public Schools headquarters.