Thursday, August 15, 2013

Intervention For Poorly Performing Schools Sought

New York’s education commissioner wants the state Legislature to pass a bill giving the Board of Regents the authority to take over school boards in districts failing academically and/or financially.

Under the proposal, there would be benchmarks for state intervention, involving a three-step approach, with a takeover the last step if a district continues to fail to implement mandated changes.

“The Board of Regents has put forward a legislative proposal that would allow the board to remove a school board in a district that is chronically underperforming, and require the appointment of an education oversight board that would be similar to a fiscal control board,” Commissioner John King Jr. told WGRZ-TV.

“That control board would then have responsibility for managing the district,” King said. (D&C)

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