Introduced by Rep. Lisa Lyons (R) on October 29, 2013, to require the Department of Education to create a system of assigning letter grades (“A” to “F”) to each public school, based on its performance and student growth. The bill would also allow districts to make a particular school exempt from the rating by designating it as an “alternative education campus,” if most of the students are very low performing, have a history of serious psychological behavioral disorders, are homeless, or meet certain other criteria. Full Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Education Committee on October 29, 2013.
Reported in the House on December 4, 2013, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-7) be adopted and that the bill then pass.