Hartford parents concerned about plans for failing school

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Parents and teachers have been given more time to save a failing Hartford school.

On Tuesday, a turnaround committee met to talk about options for the Clark School in the city's north end.

Test scores for elementary and middle school students are not up to state standards.

Parents said they want more time to look at all the options.

"I have been a parent here at Clark for 18 years," said parent Millie Soto. "I have had six of my kids at this school and I would like our principal to still stay here, and our teachers. It's a real good school, it's just that the teachers need a lot of support."

One of the options could be turning Clark into a charter school, as well as adding more resources.

Parents said the school currently has a high percentage of special needs students and students who are struggling to learn English.

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