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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT RELATIVE TO SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLANS.

     Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same as follows:
     SECTION 1.  The eleventh paragraph of section 1I of chapter 69 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the third and fourth sentences and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:-  Each school improvement plan shall be submitted to the superintendent who shall review and approve the plan, after consultation with the school committee, not later than July 1 of the year in which the plan is to be implemented, according to a plan development and review schedule established by the district superintendent.
     SECTION 2.  Section 59C of chapter 71 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the fifth paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-
     The principal of each school, in consultation with the school council established pursuant to this section, shall on an annual basis, in conformity with section 1I of chapter 69, develop and submit to the district superintendent a plan for improving student performance. The superintendent shall review and approve the plan, after consultation with the school committee. Plans shall be prepared in a manner and form prescribed by the department of elementary and secondary education and shall conform to any policies and practices of the district consistent therewith. If the superintendent does not approve a plan submitted by the principal, the plan shall be returned to the principal who shall, after consultation with the school council, resubmit the plan to the superintendent who shall review and approve the resubmitted plan, after consultation with the school committee

Approved, September 1, 2016