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§ 14-1402-B. Establishment of Innovation Schools Program

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 24 P.S. EducationEffective: July 1, 2019

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 24 P.S. Education
Chapter 1. Public School Code of 1949 (Refs & Annos)
Article XIV-B. Innovation Schools Program
Effective: July 1, 2019
24 P.S. § 14-1402-B
§ 14-1402-B. Establishment of Innovation Schools Program
(a) Program established.--The Innovation Schools Program is established to study and evaluate innovative approaches to economically disadvantaged schools, including workforce development programs, mentoring services, before-school and after-school programs, prevention measures and social wrap-around services.
(b) Designation.--Not later than August 1, 2019, the Secretary of Education, in coordination with the Department of Human Services and the Department of Labor and Industry, shall:
(1) Accept applications from schools for designation as an innovation school.
(2) Evaluate applications received under paragraph (1) and designate no more than two schools that satisfy, as of June 30, 2019, all of the following requirements to serve as innovation schools:
(i) The school is in the bottom 5% of all schools in this Commonwealth based on the percent of enrollment that is economically disadvantaged, as reported by the department.
(ii) The school has done one of the following:
(A) Partnered with behavioral health specialists.
(B) Provided an integrated social service model.
(iii) A school, or at least one school in the affiliated network of schools, is located within a Promise Zone, as designated by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
(3) Post notice of the designation on the department's publicly accessible Internet website.


1949, March 10, P.L. 30, No. 14, art. XIV-B, § 1402-B, added 2019, June 28, P.L. 117, No. 16, § 8, effective July 1, 2019.
24 P.S. § 14-1402-B, PA ST 24 P.S. § 14-1402-B
Current through Act 10 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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