Bill Text - HB243 (2016)

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


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HB 243 - AS INTRODUCED

 

2015 SESSION

\t15-0165

\t04/09

 

HOUSE BILL\t\t243

 

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

 

SPONSORS:\tRep. Ladd, Graf 4

 

COMMITTEE:\tEducation

 

 

ANALYSIS

 

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

 

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Explanation:\tMatter added to current law appears in bold italics.

\t\tMatter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

\t\tMatter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

 

\t15-0165

\t04/09

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Fifteen

 

AN ACT\tchanging 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:

 

\t1  School Performance and Accountability; Definitions.  Amend RSA 193-H:1, IV-V to read as follows:

\t\tIV.  “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.

\t\tV.  “Priority school” means:

\t\t\t(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

\t\t\t(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.

\t2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

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