LITTLE ROCK — The state Board of Education voted Thursday to place Lee County High School and the Lee County School District on probationary status for failing to meet accreditation standards in the 2016-17 school year.


According to the state Department of Education, the high school failed to offer all of the 38 courses it was required to offer and the district failed to employ a counselor to meet the required ratio of one counselor for every 450 students.


A school or district that is on probationary status for two or more consecutive years is subject to sanctions that can include, among other things, closing a school or annexing a district to another district.