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.