Statute 1001.42 - School Improvement Plans
18 Apr 2015
Title XLVIII, K-20
1001.42 Powers and duties of district school board.--
|ENFORCEMENT OF LAW AND
RULES.--Require that all laws and rules of the State Board of
Education or of the district school board are properly enforced.
PUBLIC INFORMATION AND PARENTAL
(a) Adopt procedures whereby
the general public can be adequately informed of the educational
programs, needs, and objectives of public education within the
district, including educational opportunities available through
the Florida Virtual School.
(b) Adopt rules to strengthen
family involvement and empowerment pursuant to s.
1002.23. The rules shall be developed in collaboration with
school administrators, parents, teachers, and community
(c) Develop and disseminate a
parent guide to successful student achievement which addresses
what parents need to know about their child's educational
progress and how they can help their child to succeed in school.
(d) Develop and disseminate a
checklist for parents to assist parents in becoming involved in
their child's educational progress.
(e) Encourage teachers and administrators to keep parents
informed of student progress, student programs, student
attendance requirements pursuant to ss.
984.151, and availability of resources for
IMPLEMENT SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT AND ACCOUNTABILITY.—Maintain a state
system of school improvement and education accountability as
provided by statute and State Board of Education rule. This system
of school improvement and education accountability shall be
consistent with, and implemented through, the district’s
continuing system of planning and budgeting required by this
section and .
1011.01. This system of school improvement and education
accountability shall comply with the provisions of ss.
1008.385 and include the following:
improvement plans.—The district
school board shall annually approve and require implementation of
a new, amended, or continuation school improvement plan for each
school in the district. If a school has a significant gap in
achievement on statewide assessments pursuant to s.
1008.34(3)(b) by one or more student subgroups, as defined in
the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), 20
U.S.C. s. 6311(b)(2)(C)(v)(II); has not significantly decreased
the percentage of students scoring below satisfactory on statewide
assessments; or has significantly lower graduation rates for a
subgroup when compared to the state’s graduation rate, that
school’s improvement plan shall include strategies for improving
these results. The state board shall adopt rules establishing
thresholds and for determining compliance with this paragraph.
(b) Public disclosure.—The
district school board shall provide information regarding the
performance of students and educational programs as required
pursuant to ss.
1008.385 and implement a system of school reports as
required by statute and State Board of Education rule which
shall include schools operating for the purpose of providing
educational services to youth in Department of Juvenile Justice
programs, and for those schools, report on the elements
specified in s.
1003.52(19). Annual public disclosure reports shall be in an
easy-to-read report card format and shall include the school’s
grade, high school graduation rate calculated without GED tests,
disaggregated by student ethnicity, and performance data as
specified in state board rule.
(c) School improvement funds.—The
district school board shall provide funds to schools for
developing and implementing school improvement plans. Such funds
shall include those funds appropriated for the purpose of school
improvement pursuant to s.
policies that clearly encourage and enhance maximum decisionmaking
appropriate to the school site. Such policies must include
guidelines for schools in the adoption and purchase of district
and school site instructional materials and technology, the
implementation of student health and fitness standards, staff
training, school advisory council member training, student support
services, budgeting, and the allocation of staff resources.
waiver process policies to enable all schools to exercise
maximum flexibility and notify advisory councils of processes
to waive school district and state policies.
Develop policies for
periodically monitoring the membership composition of school
advisory councils to ensure compliance with requirements
established in s.
(d) Adopt policies that assist in
giving greater autonomy, including authority over the
allocation of the school’s budget, to schools designated with
a grade of “A,” making excellent progress, and schools rated
as having improved at least two grades.
Saturday, April 18, 2015