Senate continues work on education accountability bill

Feb 20, 2013

The State Senate continues working on a bill that would require schools to be accountable for student performance.  Under the bill, each school in the state would need to meet a pre-determined performance rating. 

Senator Charles Scott successfully amended the bill to say that a principal could be fired if his or her school falls short of that rating two years in a row.

“All these accountability structures are very fine, but when the day’s over you gotta do something if the performance is not adequate,” Scott says.

The bill would require schools that meet or fall below performance standards to develop a school improvement plan and get help from the state in implementing those improvements. 

The Senate will cast a final vote on the bill on Thursday.