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  161.1095.  School turnaround committee, members — expert — plan, contents — local educational agency duties — approval of plan, procedure. — 1.  Before October first of an initial remedial year, the governing board of any local educational agency with a school in need of intervention shall establish a school turnaround committee composed of the following members:

  (1)  One member of the governing board;

  (2)  The school principal;

  (3)  Three parents of students enrolled in the school, appointed by the local parent-teacher association;

  (4)  Four teachers at the school, appointed by the principal; and

  (5)  The district's chief financial officer or equivalent.

  2.  Before October fifteenth of an initial remedial year, the governing board of any local educational agency with a school in need of intervention shall partner with the school turnaround committee to select an independent school turnaround expert from the experts identified by the department under section 161.1100.

  3.  The governing board shall not select an independent school turnaround expert that is:

  (1)  The local educational agency with the school in need of intervention; or

  (2)  An employee of the local educational agency with the school in need of intervention.

  4.  A school turnaround committee shall partner with the independent school turnaround expert selected under subsection 2 of this section to develop and implement a school turnaround plan that includes:

  (1)  The findings of the analysis conducted by the independent school turnaround expert on the data described in subdivision (1) of subsection 1 of section 161.1100;

  (2)  Recommendations regarding changes to the school's personnel, culture, curriculum, assessments, instructional practices, digital tools and other methods for teaching and learning, governance, leadership, finances, policies, or other areas that may be necessary to implement the school turnaround plan;

  (3)  Measurable student achievement goals and objectives;

  (4)  A professional development plan that identifies a strategy to address problems of instructional practice;

  (5)  A leadership development plan focused on proven strategies to turn around schools in need of intervention that align with administrator standards developed under section 168.410;

  (6)  A detailed budget specifying how the school turnaround plan will be funded;

  (7)  A plan to assess and monitor progress;

  (8)  A plan to communicate and report data on progress to stakeholders; and

  (9)  A time line for implementation.

  5.  Any local educational agency with a school in need of intervention shall:

  (1)  Prioritize funding and resources to the school in need of intervention; and

  (2)  Grant the school in need of intervention streamlined authority over staff, schedule, policies, budget, and academic programs to implement the school turnaround plan.

  6.  Before March first of an initial remedial year, a school turnaround committee shall submit the school turnaround plan to the governing board for approval.

  7.  Except as provided in subsection 8 of this section, before April first of an initial remedial year, the governing board shall submit the school turnaround plan to the department for approval.

  8.  If the governing board does not approve the school turnaround plan submitted under subsection 6 of this section, the school turnaround committee may submit a new or revised school turnaround plan to the governing board for approval.  In order to allow additional time for the governing board to consider a new or revised school turnaround plan, the rules may extend the April first deadline for the governing board to submit the school turnaround plan to the department.  The department shall not approve a school turnaround plan unless such plan has been approved by the governing board of the school in need of intervention.

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(L. 2019 H.B. 604)


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