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(1) Except as provided in Subsection (4), the state board shall:
(a) annually designate a school as a low performing school; and
(b) conduct a needs assessment for a low performing school by thoroughly analyzing the root causes of the low performing school's low performance.
(2) The state board may use up to 5% of the appropriation provided under this part to hire or contract with one or more individuals to conduct a needs assessment described in Subsection (1)(b).
(3) A school that was designated as a low performing school based on 2015-2016 school year performance that is not in the lowest performing 3% of schools statewide following the 2016-2017 school year is exempt from the provisions of this part.
(4)(a) The state board is not required to designate as a low performing school a school for which the state board is not required to assign an overall rating in accordance with Section 53E-5-204.
(b) The requirement to designate a school as a low-performing school described in Subsection (1) does not apply in the school year immediately following the 2020-2021 or 2021-2022 school year.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Utah Code Title 53E. Public Education System--State Administration § 53E-5-302. State board to designate low performing schools--Needs assessment - last updated May 05, 2022 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ut/title-53e-public-education-system-state-administration/ut-code-sect-53e-5-302.html
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