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Bill Detail: SB19-204

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Title Public School Local Accountability Systems
Status Governor Signed (06/03/2019)
Bill Subjects
  • Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
House Sponsors J. Arndt (D)
S. Bird (D)
Senate Sponsors T. Story (D)
House Committee Education
Senate Committee Education
Date Introduced 03/20/2019
Description

The bill creates the local accountability system grant program in
the department of education (department) to provide grant money to local

education providers that adopt local accountability systems to supplement
the state accountability system. A local accountability system may include
additional measures for determining achievement of the state performance
indicators and additional indicators of student success, but the measures
do not affect the accreditation rating assigned to a school district or the
type of plan that a school must adopt. A local education provider may use
grant money to work with one or more accountability system partners,
which may be public or private institutions of higher education or private
nonprofit entities. The department shall review applications and
recommend to the state board of education (state board) the applicants
that may receive a grant and the amount of the grant. The state board shall
award the grants subject to available appropriations.
A local education provider that adopts a local accountability
system may submit to the department a supplemental performance report
that includes information collected through the local accountability
system. The local education provider may also use an alternative format
for the type of performance plan that the local education provider is
required to implement. The department must post the supplemental
performance reports and alternatively formatted plans on the department's
data portal.
Starting no later than July 15, 2020, the department must convene
an annual meeting of the local education providers that implement local
accountability systems to share information. Beginning January 15, 2021,
the department shall submit an annual report to the state board and the
education committees of the general assembly concerning implementation
of local accountability systems and implementation of the grant program.
The department shall also post the report on its website and, upon request
of a local education provider, provide information concerning the
measures implemented through local accountability systems.

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