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  161.1110.  Review of school turnaround plan — approval criteria — rulemaking authority — fund created, use of moneys — grants awarded. — 1.  The department shall review a school turnaround plan submitted for approval under section 161.1095 within thirty days of submission.

  2.  The department shall approve a school turnaround plan that:

  (1)  Is timely;

  (2)  Is well-developed; and

  (3)  Meets the criteria described in section 161.1095.

  3.  The department shall promulgate rules to establish an appeals process for a governing board that does not receive approval of its school turnaround plan from the department under section 161.1095.

  4.  The department shall ensure that the rules require the appeals process, described in subsection 3 of this section, be resolved before May fifteenth of the initial remedial year.

  5.  There is hereby created in the state treasury the "School Intervention Fund".  The fund shall consist of all moneys that may be appropriated to it by the general assembly and any gifts, contributions, grants, or bequests received from federal, private, or other sources for the purpose of distributing grants to local educational agencies as described in this section.  The state treasurer shall be custodian of the fund.  In accordance with sections 30.170 and 30.180, the state treasurer may approve disbursements of public moneys in accordance with distribution requirements and procedures developed by the department of elementary and secondary education.  The fund shall be a dedicated fund and, upon appropriation, moneys in the fund shall be used solely for the administration of grants to local educational agencies as described in this section.  Notwithstanding the provisions of section 33.080 to the contrary, any moneys remaining in the fund at the end of the biennium shall not revert to the credit of the general revenue fund.  The state treasurer shall invest moneys in the fund in the same manner as other funds are invested.  Any interest and moneys earned on such investments shall be credited to the fund.

  6.  The department shall award grants from the school intervention fund to local educational agencies for the purpose of funding interventions identified in approved school turnaround plans.  A local educational agency shall be eligible for a grant only if it provides matching funds or an in-kind contribution of goods or services in an amount equal to the grant award it would receive from the department.


(L. 2019 H.B. 604)

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