Cautious optimism for the Kansas City school district from the state board of accreditation. The groups met yesterday. The district is focusing on 7th-grade reading scores and vocational education to win provisional accreditation. State school board president Russell Thompson is pleased with the plan. He worries, however, that other test scores, like 7th grade science, social studies, and communication are going down. And Thompson notes Kansas City is running out of time to improve its test scores.