Bill Summaries: S609 (2021)

  • Summary date: Apr 7 2021 - View summary

    Establishes the following for the 2021-22 school year. Prohibits the State Board of Education (State Board) from identifying any additional schools as qualifying schools (defined by statutory cross-reference) for the Innovative School District based on data from the 2020-21 school year. Requires schools identified as qualifying schools for the 2019-20 school year based on data from the 2018-19 school year to remain on the qualifying list, with State law provisions regarding comprehensive support and improvement of selected qualifying schools, and public notice of identification of schools on the three ISD lists, still applicable.

    Repeals Section 1(c) of SL 2019-248, as amended, which requires the State Board to select the lowest scoring qualifying school in the State identified based on the school performance score calculated from data for the 2020-21 school year to become an innovative school in the 2022-23 school year.