Littleton Public Schools board to address Arapahoe High concerns

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ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. - The Littleton Public Schools Board of Education addressed concerns about leadership at Arapahoe High School during its regular meeting Thursday night.

The board heard from parents, students, teachers and more -- who spoke both against and in support of AHS administrators -- at a special meeting last week.

Some want the school's principal, Natalie Pramenko, to be replaced.

But the Board and superintendent said that was not going to happen.

They acknowledge that not all students at Arapahoe High feel welcome and they said they want to address that. They also said that is probably true at most schools in America.

A group called the Arapahoe High School Community Coalition recently created what it said is an anonymous survey and had more than 1,100 legitimate responses. Of those, the group said 73 percent supported a change in leadership.

The group cites a number of student suicides and two teachers arrested and accused of sexual assault.

Some board members were upset that a community group would try to tell them who should and should not be a principal. One board member even called it a "witch hunt."

At a meeting last week, the board said it would address the issues Thursday.

Also tonight, the school board released the results of a district-wide survey about school climate.

At Arapahoe High School, the student results for physical security were below the national norm, but above it for emotional security.

Find the results for any Littleton public school online.

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