Substitute for Raised H.B. No. 5491 Session Year 2010
AN ACT CONCERNING CERTAIN SCHOOL DISTRICT REFORMS TO REDUCE THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP IN CONNECTICUT.
To allow parents to vote to restructure a school that has been identified as in need of improvement pursuant to the federal No Child Left Behind Act; to establish an income tax reimbursement pilot competitive grant program for teachers in priority school districts; to include student academic growth as a factor in educator performance evaluations; to create an online credit recovery program for school districts with dropout rates of eight per cent or greater; to require school districts to conduct two parent-teacher conferences per school year; to establish a task force responsible for examining the achievement gap in Connecticut; to change the date of counting students for purposes of ECS from October first to March first and to require school districts to implement an advanced placement course program.