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Improved test scores = rooftop living for James Rutter Middle School principal
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Improved test scores = rooftop living for James Rutter Middle School principal

After gaining 27 points on California’s Academic Performance Index, James Rutter Middle School Principal Yuri Penermon will fulfill a promise he made to his students by spending 24 hours on the roof of his school starting at 8 a.m. on Monday, October 15.  He will spend all day and night on the roof, descending from the roof at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, October 16.

Rutter students also made gains in several subgroup categories, including African-Americans, Asians, Hispanic or Latino, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, White, students of two or more races, socioeconomically disadvantaged, English Learners and students with disabilities.

“The students and families in our community have so many struggles and challenges, despite all of that, our students have proven they care about their education – their future – and are willing to put the time and effort in to prove that,” Penermon said.  “Spending a little of my own time up on the roof of James Rutter Middle School is a small token of my appreciation of the efforts and work of my students, their families and my staff for the time and efforts in helping our school be successful.”

WHO:             James Rutter Middle School Principal Yuri Penermon

WHAT:            Principal Yuri Penermon will spend 24 hours on the roof of the school as a reward to his students for increasing the school’s API score


WHEN:            8 a.m. Monday, October 15, 2012, to 8 a.m., Tuesday, October 16, 2012

WHERE:          James Rutter Middle School

                        7350 Palmer House Drive

                        Sacramento, CA 95823

Source: Elk Grove Unified School District

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