(a) The school improvement team, including the school principal, shall meet regularly
and shall assist in the identification of the educational needs of the students attending
the school; make recommendations to the principal for the development, implementation,
and assessment of a curriculum accommodation plan; and shall assist in the review
of the annual school budget and in the formulation of a school improvement plan, as
(b) The principal of each school, in consultation with the school improvement team
established pursuant to this chapter, shall, on an annual basis, 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 improvement
team, resubmit the plan to the superintendent who shall review and approve the resubmitted
plan after consultation with the school committee.
(c) Nothing contained in this section shall prevent the school committee from granting
a school improvement team additional authority in the area of educational policy;
provided, however, that school improvement teams shall have no authority over the
rights of teachers and other school employees to collectively bargain pursuant to
chapters 9.3 and 9.4 of title 28; and provided further, that school improvement teams
have no authority to abrogate any agreement reached by collective bargaining.
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