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SB 704 - School Change Models - Key Vote

North Carolina Key Votes

Jerry Tillman voted Nay (Concurrence Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: School Change Models

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (21-19) - (Key vote)

Title: School Change Models

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with House amendments and pass a bill that authorizes the changing of schools determined by the State Board of Education to be low-performing.

Highlights:
-Authorizes the State Board of Education to approve a local board of education's request to implement changes to any school in its administrative unit that has been identified as one of the continually low-performing schools in North Carolina (Sec. 1). -Specifies that the change model to be adopted by the local board of education may be a transformation, restart, turnaround or school closure model (Sec. 1). -Specifies that the transformation model addresses the following areas (Sec. 1):
    -Developing and increasing teacher and school leader effectiveness; -Comprehensive and instructional reform strategies; -Increasing learning-time and creating community-oriented schools; and -Providing operational flexibility and sustained support.
-Specifies that the restart model will allow the local board of education to operate the school with the same exemptions from statutes and rules as a charter school or under the management of an educational management organization, to be selected through a review process (Sec. 1). -Specifies that the turnaround model will involve replacing the principal, if the principal has been in that position for more than 3 years along with replacing no more than 50 percent of the staff, adopting a new governance structure at the school, and implementing an instructional program aligned with the Standard Course of Study (Sec. 1). -Specifies that the school closure model will require the school to be closed and the students to be enrolled in other higher-achieving schools within the local school administrative unit (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (70-43) - (Key vote)

Title: School Change Models

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes the changing of schools determined by the State Board of Education to be low-performing.

Highlights:
-Authorizes the State Board of Education to approve a local board of education's request to implement changes to any school in its administrative unit that has been identified as one of the continually low-performing schools in North Carolina (Sec. 1). -Specifies that the change model to be adopted by the local board of education may be a transformation, restart, turnaround or school closure model (Sec. 1). -Specifies that the transformation model addresses the following areas (Sec. 1):
    -Developing and increasing teacher and school leader effectiveness; -Comprehensive and instructional reform strategies; -Increasing learning-time and creating community-oriented schools; and -Providing operational flexibility and sustained support.
-Specifies that the restart model will allow the local board of education to operate the school with the same exemptions from statutes and rules as a charter school or under the management of an educational management organization, to be selected through a review process (Sec. 1). -Specifies that the turnaround model will involve replacing the principal, if the principal has been in that position for more than 3 years along with replacing no more than 50 percent of the staff, adopting a new governance structure at the school, and implementing an instructional program aligned with the Standard Course of Study (Sec. 1). -Specifies that the school closure model will require the school to be closed and the students to be enrolled in other higher-achieving schools within the local school administrative unit (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (48-0) -
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: School Change Models

Sponsors

  • Anthony E. 'Tony' Rand (NC - D) (Out Of Office)
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