2017 New Hampshire Revised Statutes
Title XV - EDUCATION
Chapter 193-E - ADEQUATE PUBLIC EDUCATION
Section 193-E:3-e - Corrective and Technical Assistance.

    193-E:3-e Corrective and Technical Assistance. – The department shall implement corrective and technical assistance to schools that do not demonstrate that they provide the opportunity for an adequate education under RSA 193-E:3-b, I or II as follows:
    I. In the first year of a school being unable to demonstrate that it provides the opportunity for an adequate education under either RSA 193-E:3-b, I or II, school officials shall submit an action plan to the commissioner. The plan shall detail the specific actions the school will take and the timeline to be followed to demonstrate that the school provides the opportunity for an adequate education. The plan shall:
       (a) Identify areas where the school failed to meet the requirements under paragraph RSA 193-E:3-b, I or II.
       (b) Identify and explain the strategy the school intends to implement to achieve compliance and improve performance.
       (c) Detail how the school budget reflects the goals of the action plan.
    II. After the second consecutive year of a school being unable to demonstrate that it provides the opportunity for an adequate education under either RSA 193-E:3-b, I or II, school officials shall submit an action plan to the commissioner. The plan shall:
       (a) Describe procedures for providing mentoring or coaching to school personnel.
       (b) Include ongoing technical assistance and a liaison from the department.
       (c) Provide an accounting of how education funds are being expended to provide opportunities for an adequate education as defined in RSA 193-E:2-a.
       (d) Establish and explain a strategy designed to promote family and community involvement.
    III. After the third consecutive year of a school being unable to demonstrate that it provides the opportunity for an adequate education under either RSA 193-E:3-b, I or II, the commissioner shall:
       (a) Assess how the school is expending its education funds and may order that adequacy funds be redirected to address those areas that are contributing to the failure of the school to provide the opportunity for an adequate education.
       (b) Assign a coach or mentor to the school until the school demonstrates sufficient progress toward providing the opportunity for an adequate education.
       (c) Require the school to provide an accounting of how education funds are being used to provide the opportunity for an adequate education under RSA 193-E:2-a.
       (d) Require or provide, to the extent necessary, one or more of the following:
          (1) Professional development that is aligned with school improvement goals.
          (2) External support and resources based on their effectiveness and alignment with school improvement goals.
          (3) Instructional models that incorporate research-based practices that have been proven to be effective in improving pupil achievement.
          (4) Formal and informal opportunities to assess and monitor each pupil's progress.
          (5) Evidence of decisions supported by data.
          (6) Improvements to the school's curriculum, including curricular priorities and instructional materials.
          (7) External support and resources based on their effectiveness and alignment with the school improvement plan.
          (8) Extended learning opportunities for pupils.
          (9) Structural reform strategies that may include changes in scheduling, organization, support mechanisms, and resources.
          (10) Structural changes to school leadership to support school improvement.
       (e) Meet quarterly with school officials in the affected school to assess the school's progress.
    IV. The commissioner shall provide progress reports annually to the state board and the legislative oversight committee established in RSA 193-C:7 on the status and effectiveness of the corrective and technical assistance provided by the department in achieving the demonstration of adequacy by all schools.

Source. 2009, 198:1, eff. July 14, 2009.

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