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120B.36 School accountability; appeals process.

(a) The commissioner shall use objective criteria based on levels of student performance to identify four to six designations applicable to high and low performing public schools. The objective criteria shall include at least student academic performance, school safety, and staff characteristics, with a value-added growth component added by the 2006-2007 school year.

(b) The commissioner shall develop, annually update, and post on the department Web site school performance report cards. A school's designation must be clearly stated on each school performance report card.

(c) The commissioner must make available the first school designations and school performance report cards by November 2003, and during the beginning of each school year thereafter.

(d) A school or district may appeal in writing a designation under this section to the commissioner within 30 days of receiving the designation. The commissioner's decision to uphold or deny an appeal is final.

HIST: 2003 c 129 art 1 s 9

* NOTE: This section, as added by Laws 2003, chapter 129, *article 1, section 9, is effective May 22, 2003, and applies to *the 2005-2006 school year and later. Laws 2003, chapter 129, *article 1, section 9, the effective date.