Jackson's lone alternative school was on list by mistake

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) - The latest reporting goof among school systems trying to comply with the No Child Left Behind Law has been discovered in Jackson.

Discovery of the error is a relief to officials of the Jackson-Madison County school system.

The school is the West Jackson Learning Center -- the system's only alternative school. The school had filed a coding error report after finding 15 students were listed as year-long students, when they had not been.

The center has short-term placement of students -- typically for less than a year. Other school systems have discovered similar errors.

There are still five Jackson-area schools on the target list. After being listed for two consecutive years, schools face a state takeover under the federal law.

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