S522 - Low-Performing Schools/Advanced Teaching Roles. (SL 2019-248)
Session Year 2019
Overview: S.L. 2019-248 makes changes to the Innovative School District and Advanced Teaching Roles Pilot Program.

Section 1: Innovative School District

Section 1 of S.L. 2019-248 does the following:

  • Changes the selection process for schools in the Innovative School District (ISD).
  • Makes additional changes to the ISD statutes.
  • Requires additional reporting by local boards of education to county commissioners on the academic performance of certain schools.
  • Requires additional study on changes to the ISD and statutes related to low-performing schools.

Section 1 of this act became effective November 11, 2019, and applies beginning with schools identified as qualifying schools for the 2019-2020 school year, based on the data from the 2018-2019 school year.

Section 2: Advanced Teaching Roles Pilot Program

Section 2 of S.L. 2019-248 eliminates the cap on local boards of education that can participate in the Advanced Teaching Roles Pilot Program and exempts participating schools from class size requirements.

Section 2 of this act became effective November 11, 2019.

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