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Task Force To Study K-12 Accountability System

Concerning creating a task force to study the statewide K-12 education accountability system in order to address resource inequities contributing to student performance, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
2023 Regular Session
Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
Bill Summary

The bill creates the accountability, accreditation, student performance, and resource inequity task force (task force) to study academic opportunities, inequities, promising practices in schools, and improvements to the accountability and accreditation system.

The bill requires the speaker and minority leader of the house of representatives, the president and minority leader of the senate, the governor, and the department of education (department) to appoint members to the task force no later than July 1, 2023. The task force consists of 25 26 members, including members who represent statewide education organizations, the department, the state board of education (state board), school district board of education members, charter schools, superintendents, principals, and teachers.

The bill requires the department to enter into a contract with a facilitator to guide the work of the task force no later than August 15, 2023. The facilitator shall draft an interim report and final report. The bill requires the department to enter into a contract with a third party to draft an interim report and final report.

The task force is required to submit an interim report by March 1, 2024, and a final report by November 15, 2024, reflecting its findings and recommendations to the education committees of the house of representatives and senate, the governor, the state board, the commissioner of education, and the department.

The bill appropriates money to the department to implement the task force.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)




Bill Text

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