HB243 (2015) Detail

Changing the definitions of "focus school" and "priority school" in the school performance and accountability law.


HB 243 - AS INTRODUCED

2015 SESSION

15-0165

04/09

HOUSE BILL 243

AN ACT changing the definitions of “focus school” and “priority school” in the school performance and accountability law.

SPONSORS: Rep. Ladd, Graf 4

COMMITTEE: Education

ANALYSIS

This bill changes the definitions of “focus school” and “priority school” in the school performance and accountability law.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

15-0165

04/09

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Fifteen

AN ACT changing the definitions of “focus school” and “priority school” in the school performance and accountability law.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

1 School Performance and Accountability; Definitions. Amend RSA 193-H:1, IV-V to read as follows:

IV. “Focus school” means a low performing school in a school district that accepts federal funds from Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, [and that] where such school has the largest within-school gaps between the highest achieving subgroup or subgroups of students and the lowest-achieving subgroup or subgroups of students or, for a high school, has the largest within-school gaps in graduation rates.

V. “Priority school” means:

(a) A school in a school district that accepts federal funds from Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, [and that] where such school is among the lowest performing 5 percent of schools in the state based on the achievement of all students on the statewide assessment pursuant to RSA 193-C and which, when measuring the achievement of all students, has demonstrated a lack of progress on the statewide assessment over 3 years; or

(b) A high school in a school district that accepts federal funds from Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act with a graduation rate of less than 60 percent over 3 consecutive years.

2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Links

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Action Dates

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Bill Text Revisions

HB243 Revision: 27705 Date: March 27, 2015, midnight

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