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§ 20-2010-B. Low-achieving schools

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 24 P.S. EducationEffective: July 13, 2016

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 24 P.S. Education
Chapter 1. Public School Code of 1949 (Refs & Annos)
Article XX-B. Educational Tax Credits (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 13, 2016
24 P.S. § 20-2010-B
Formerly cited as PA ST 72 P.S. § 8710-F
§ 20-2010-B. Low-achieving schools
(a) List of low-achieving schools.--By February 1 of each year, the Department of Education shall publish on the Department of Education's publicly accessible Internet website and in the Pennsylvania Bulletin a list of the low-achieving schools for the following school year.
(b) Notice.--By February 1 of each year, the Department of Education shall notify every school district identified as having at least one low-achieving school of such identification and shall furnish the school district with a list of the low-achieving schools located within the school district.
(c) Publication.--Within 15 days of receipt of a notification under subsection (b), a school district shall post on the district's publicly accessible Internet website notice of all of the following:
(1) A description of the opportunity scholarship program.
(2) Instructions for applying for an opportunity scholarship.
(3) A list of schools in the school district that have been designated by the Department of Education as low-achieving schools.
(4) Notice that a parent must directly contact a school district of a participating public school or a participating nonpublic school if the parent seeks to enroll the student in the opportunity scholarship program.
(d) Notification to parents.--
(1) Within 15 days of receipt of a notification under subsection (b), a school district shall notify the parents of each student who is currently attending or residing within the attendance boundary of a low-achieving school during the school year of the school's designation.
(2) Upon registration of a kindergarten student, a school district shall notify the parents of the kindergarten student that the student will be assigned to a low-achieving school during the school year of the school's designation.
(3) The notice shall be in a form provided by the Department of Education and shall provide the following information regarding the opportunity scholarship program:
(i) A description of the opportunity scholarship program.
(ii) Instructions for obtaining information about applying for an opportunity scholarship under the opportunity scholarship program.
(iii) Notice of the parent's responsibilities with regard to applying to a school district of a participating public school or a participating nonpublic school if the parent seeks to enroll the student in the opportunity scholarship program.
(e) Average daily membership.--
(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, a recipient who was enrolled in the recipient's resident school district or in a charter school, regional charter school or cyber charter school when the recipient first received an opportunity scholarship shall continue to be counted in the average daily membership of the school district for a period of one year after enrolling in a participating public school or a participating nonpublic school.
(2) During the year referenced in paragraph (1) and each school year thereafter, a school district of a participating public school in which the recipient is enrolled shall not include the recipient in the school district's average daily membership.

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1949, March 10, P.L. 30, No. 14, art. XX-B, § 2010-B, added 2016, July 13, P.L. 716, No. 86, § 13, imd. effective.
24 P.S. § 20-2010-B, PA ST 24 P.S. § 20-2010-B
Current through 2022 Regular Session Act 40. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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