(a) Pursuant to this chapter, to be considered as an innovative school system, a local school system shall successfully comply with the requirements and procedures set forth by the State Department of Education regarding school flexibility contracts, which include, but are not limited to:

Terms Used In Alabama Code 16-6D-5. Innovative school system requirements and procedures

  • state: The word "state," when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Alabama Code 1-1-1

(1) Submission to the State Department of Education of a letter of intent to pursue a school flexibility contract.

(2) Submission to the State Department of Education of a resolution adopted by the local board of education supporting the intent of the local school system to pursue a school flexibility contract.

(3) Submission to the State Department of Education of a document of assurance stating that the local board of education shall provide consistency in leadership and a commitment to state standards, assessments, and academic rigor.

(4) Submission to the State Board of Education of a resolution adopted by the local board of education supporting the flexibility contract proposal and the anticipated timeline of the local school system.

(b) Pursuant to State Board of Education rules, each local school system shall provide an opportunity for full discussion and public input, including a public hearing, before submitting a school flexibility contract proposal to the State Board of Education.

(c) A local school system shall ensure that its school flexibility contract proposal and innovation plan is easily accessible to the general public on the website of the local school system.

(d) No school flexibility contract proposal or innovation plan shall be used to allow the collection or dissemination of data in a manner that violates the privacy rights of any student or employee.

(Act 2013-64, p. 112, §5; Act 2013-265, p. 894, §1.)