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Accountability--Sanctions/Interventions--Takeovers


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State Status/Date Level Summary
MSSigned into law 03/2014P-12New Start School Program
H.B. 455
Decreases from three to two the number of years that a school may be rated as "failing" before it is classified as a new start school. Allows a local school board to appeal to the state board of education for an additional year as a "failing" school by submitt...

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MSSigned into law 03/2014P-12New Start Program
H.B. 455
Decreases from three to two the number of years that a school will be rated as failing before being classified as a New Start School. Specifies that, when a New Start School receives an accountability rating of "C" or better for two consecutive years, it cease...

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CASigned into law 07/2013P-12Appointed Trustee for Insolvent District (education finance omnibus)
A.B. 86 - Appointed Trustee for Insolvent District
From bill summary: Authorizes the superintendent of public instruction to appoint a trustee with the powers and responsibilities of an administrator when a school district becomes insolvent and requires an emergency apportionment from the state. http://www.leg...

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LASigned into law 06/2013P-12Release of School from Recovery School District
H.B. 115
Requires that a school operated by the Recovery School District that has not been identified for conversion to a charter school be removed from the jurisdiction of the Recovery School District and returned to the school district from which it was transferred i...

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ALSigned into law 05/2013P-12Educational Accountability and Intervention Act
S.B. 60
Educational Accountability and Intervention Act. Authorizes the state board to assume direct control over governing boards in low-performing districts. Authorizes parents of a student assigned to a failing school to use a state income tax credit to help offset...

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VASigned into law 05/2013P-12Statewide School Division: The Opportunity Educational Institution
S.B. 1324
 Creates a statewide school division called the Opportunity Educational Institution to be administered and supervised by the Opportunity Educational Institution Board (also established by this bill). Requires any school that has been denied accreditation and p...

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MSSigned into law 03/2013P-12Special Election to Fill School Board Positions for School Districts Under Conservatorship
S.B. 2779
Amends Mississippi Code of 1972 so that in the event the statute provides that vacancies in an all-elected membership of the school board will be filled by appointment by the remaining members of the school board and no members of the school board remain in of...

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CASigned into law 09/2012P-12State Superintendent Reassuming Rights, Duties, Powers of Insolvent District
A.B. 2662 - State Superintendent Reassuming Rights, Duties, Powers of Insolvent District
From bill summary: Authorizes the superintendent of public instruction to reassume the rights, duties, and powers of a district receiving an emergency apportionment during the period of the trustee's appointment and when specified improvement plans are violate...

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CASigned into law 09/2012P-12Districts Receiving Emergency Apportionments
A.B. 2279
Amends conditions under which a trustee and necessary staff appointed to a district receiving an emergency apportionment must serve (a trustee must be appointed to a district by the superintendent of public instruction if the district board requests an emergen...

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CASigned into law 09/2012P-12Inglewood Unified School District Takeover and Emergency Loan
S.B. 533
From bill summary: Expresses legislative intent to provide emergency apportionment assistance to the Inglewood Unified School District. Requires the state superintendent to assume all the rights, duties, and powers of the governing board of the Inglewood Unifi...

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CTSigned into law 05/2012P-12Low Performing Districts
S.B. 458
(Sec. 34) Defines an alliance district as a town whose school district is among those with the lowest academic performance as measured by a district performance index (DPI) the bill establishes. For FY 13, the bill requires the education commissioner to design...

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TNSigned into law 05/2012P-12Statewide Accountability
S.B. 2208
Directs commissioner of education to establish appropriate performance goals and measures for LEAs. Rewards LEAs that reach the achievement and achievement gap closure targets. Stipulates corrective action for LEAs that do not meet targets. Requires public rep...

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ARSigned into law 04/2011P-12District Takeovers by State Board
S.B. 383
If the state board orders the takeover of a school district under authority and also orders the removal of the school district board of directors, the state board may assume all authority of the school district board of directors as may be necessary for the da...

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KYEmergency Rule Adoption 01/2010P-12Low-Achieving Schools
703 KAR 5:180
Establishes the processes to be followed during a school leadership assessment and district leadership assessment after a school is identified as low-achieving, per 2010 H.B. 176 (http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/10RS/HB176/bill.doc). Defines "assessment team", "d...

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KYSigned into law 01/2010P-12Interventions for Persistently Low-Achieving Schools and Advanced Placement
H.B. 176
Amends accountability provisions in KRS 160.346. Defines "persistently low-achieving school". Defines "school intervention" as a process chosen by a school council, a superintendent and a local board, or the commissioner of education or designee with state boa...

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MASigned into law 01/2010P-12Underperforming or Chronically Underperforming Schools
S.B. 2247
Repeals and replaces existing policies relating to Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education to designate a school as underperforming or chronically underperforming. Defines Commissioner's and State Board's authority and duties. Authorizes takeover of...

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CASigned into law 07/2009P-12King City Joint Union High School District
S.B. 130
Expresses the intent of the Legislature to provide emergency apportionment assistance to the King City Joint Union High School District and makes an appropriation for an emergency loan to the district. Requires the state superintendent of public instruction to...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Accountability Compliance Commission
H.B. 1 - Section 3306.34
Provides that a separate accountability compliance commission must be established for each school district for which the state superintendent opts to establish a commission due to noncompliance with financial budgeting or reporting requirements per section 330...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Failure to Comply with Finance Provisions
H.B. 1 - Section 3306.33
By July 2011, directs the department of education to provide technical assistance to that either has failed to comply with any applicable expenditure or reporting standard prescribed by rule adopted under section 3306.25, or that fails to submit a spending pla...

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LAVetoed 07/2009P-12Low-performing Schools
H.B. 495
Specifies criteria that exempts a school from being transferred to the state-run Recovery School District, even if the school is low performing.
http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/streamdocument.asp?did=664617...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Assistance to Low-Performing Districts and Schools
H.B. 3 - Section 59 - Part IV
Amends language regarding actions the commissioner may take as regards a district that does not satisfy accreditation criteria, academic performance standards or any financial accountability standard. Provides that the commissioner may order the preparation of...

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OKSigned into law 05/2009P-12Alternative Governance for Schools in Need of Improvement
S.B. 268
Requires district boards of education for schools identified for improvement for a specified number of consecutive years to implement alternative governance arrangements; provides that such arrangements include reopening the school as a public charter school, ...

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LASigned into law 07/2008P-12Academic Crisis Schools
H.B. 909
The recovery district shall retain jurisdiction over any school transferred to it for academic crisis purposes for a period of not less than five school years not including the school year in which the transfer occurred if the transfer occurred during a school...

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AZSigned into law 04/2008P-12Accountability
H.B. 2711
Relates to intervention in mismanaged school districts.
A. Provides the Department of Education shall investigate a school district for systemic educational mismanagement if: 1) fifty percent or more of the schools in the district are designated underperformin...

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NJSigned into law 10/2007P-12State District Superintendent
18A:7A-35
Establishes that the schools of a school district under full State intervention may be conducted by and under the supervision of a State district superintendent of schools appointed by the State board upon recommendation of the commissioner. The individual se...

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PASigned into law 07/2007P-12Distressed School Districts
H.B. 842, Sec. 5 (Section 113 (c) of the Act)
These provisions set parameters for how staff of a "distressed" district in which pupils have been reassigned to another district are to be hired. For example, employees go into a pool and are to be offered employment by bordering districts whenever there is a...

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LASigned into law 06/2007P-12Recovery School District Procurement of Services and Property
S.B. 154
Grants the Recovery School District the same authority to procure services and property afforded to a city, parish, or other local public school system. http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/streamdocument.asp?did=449273...

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MDVeto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 04/2006P-12State Takeover of Low Performing Schools
H.B. 1215; S.B. 914
Prohibits the State Board of Education and the State Superintendent of Schools from imposing a certain restructuring of a governance arrangement of specified schools in Baltimore City or from removing a public school from the direct control of the City Board o...

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IDSigned into law 03/2006P-12State Takeovers
H.B. 743 Section 2
Authorizes the state board to issue an order for state supervision of a local school district. States that when the state board enters an order for state supervision of a local school district, the district supervisor shall be appointed pursuant to section 33-...

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COVetoed 06/2005P-12Corrective Action
H.B. 1216
Repeals and reenacts the corrective action provisions for underperforming public schools. Requires the state board to annually notify each district and the state charter school institute as to which, if any, of its schools received a "low" or "unsatisfactory" ...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Public School Facilities Program Act
S.B. 593
Establishes the Arkansas Public School Academic Facilities Program Act. Requires the Division of Public School Academic Facilities and
Transportation to develop a comprehensive Arkansas Public School Academic Facilities Program that includes an academic facili...

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MDRule Adoption 06/2003P-12State Reconstitution
COMAR 13A.01.04.10
A. If the State Board of Education rejects a local board of education reconstitution proposal, school improvement plan, or annual update, or approves the recommendation of the State Superintendent of Schools for State reconstitution of a school, the State Boar...

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CASigned into law 05/2003P-12Oakland Unified School District: Emergency Loan
S.B. 39
Appropriates funds to provide the Oakland Unified School District with an emergency loan. Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to appoint a trustee to oversee the operations of the district and to approve disbursements. Requires the district to de...

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LASigned into law 05/2003P-12Transfer of Failed School or Failed Charter to Recovery School District
S.B. 710
Specifies that any elementary or secondary school found academically unacceptable under the state school accountability system must be designated a "failed school." If the local board 1) does not present the state board with a plan to reconstitute the failed ...

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CAVetoed 09/2002P-12Requires State Takeover
A.B. 1904
Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to assume all the legal rights, duties and powers of the governing board of the West Fresno Elementary School District. Authorizes the superintendent to appoint an administrator to act on its behalf in exercisi...

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CASigned into law 09/2002P-12Sanctions
S.B. 1310
Sets deadlines regarding sanctions applied to state-monitored schools, allows for the placement of a trustee at a low-performing school. Specifies the duties and obligations of a school district with regard to a state-monitored school. Subjects a school, with ...

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MDSigned into law 05/2002P-12Principal Training Pilot Program
H.B. 7
Establishes the Principal Training Pilot Program; requires that the State Board of Education award incentive funding under the program to provide school principals with instruction and training in specified and optional areas; establishes eligibility requireme...

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NYSigned into law 04/2002P-12Roosevelt Union Free School District Takeover
S.B. 6617
Authorizes the removal of the Board of Education of the Roosevelt Union Free School District and the appointment of an interim board of education; provides for special academic improvement grants; grants the Commissioner of Education and the Education Departme...

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INSigned into law 05/2001P-12Placement of School in Academic Receivership
S.B. 165
Deletes language permitting local board to place school in academic receivership if school fails for four consecutive school years to attain expected performance levels. Beginning with 2002-03 school year, requires local board to place school in academic recei...

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