§ 25-2595. School performance incentives
Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 24 P.S. EducationEffective: December 30, 2019
Effective: December 30, 2019
24 P.S. § 25-2595
§ 25-2595. School performance incentives
(a) The purpose of this section is to establish a program of school performance incentives to reward significant educational improvements and the maintenance of high levels of achievement and effort, to encourage accountability programs with school districts, to evoke further school performance improvement and to foster collegial participation by school employes in improving school performance.
(v) maintenance of high standards in any of the criteria in paragraphs (i), (iii) or (iv) for a period of three (3) consecutive school years beginning with the 1997-1998 school year. In order to receive an award for maintenance of high standards, a school must achieve and maintain a minimum high baseline as established by the Department of Education.
(d) The Secretary of Education shall award on account of each school that meets the required level of performance improvement or maintenance of high standards an amount determined by multiplying the number of students in the school by the fixed amount per student established annually when the appropriation for the school performance incentives funding is established. All awards shall be limited to funds appropriated for this purpose. The incentive awards will be distributed to the school districts based on the number of students enrolled in the qualifying school October 1 of the school year in which the criteria for the award was met. Each school performance incentive payment shall be made in a single payment, and the Secretary of Education shall draw his requisition upon the State Treasurer in favor of each school district with qualifying schools.
(f.2) Pursuant to guidelines issued by the Department of Education, up to ten percent (10%) of the allocation for school performance funding under this section may be used by the department to establish an incentive program to reward school entities that show improved academic performance as evidenced by an increase in the percentage of students who score at or above the level of proficiency set by the State Board of Education to meet the requirements of section 2603-B(d)(10)(i)1 and who are in disaggregated groups, including the following:
(g)(1) Each school district with one or more schools receiving a school performance incentive payment shall report to the Secretary of Education no later than October 31 of the fiscal year following the year in which such funds were expended on the use of the funds, the results of the use of such funds and the maintenance of the fiscal effort on behalf of the qualified school buildings of such school districts. Reports by school districts, as provided for in this subsection, shall be submitted in a form determined by the Secretary of Education.
(2) The Secretary of Education shall file a report by the end of 1998-1999 fiscal year and annually thereafter with the Education Committee of the Senate and the Education Committee of the House of Representatives a report on the operation of the school performance incentives program provided for herein, including any recommendations for changes in the selection criteria.
(h) Nothing contained in this section shall be construed to supersede or preempt any provisions of a collective bargaining agreement negotiated by a school and the employe organization district, intermediate unit or area career and technical school that is in effect on the effective date of this section.
1949, March 10, P.L. 30, No. 14, art. XXV, § 2595, added 1988, Oct. 20, P.L. 827, No. 110, § 13. Repealed 1997, June 25, P.L. 297, No. 30, § 19, effective July 1, 1997. Reenacted and amended 1998, April 27, P.L. 270, No. 46, § 22, effective July 1, 1998; 1999, June 26, P.L. 394, No. 36, § 13, effective July 1, 1999; 2000, May 10, P.L. 44, No. 16, § 16, effective July 1, 2000; 2002, June 29, P.L. 524, No. 88, § 29, effective July 1, 2002; 2002, Dec. 9, P.L. 1472, No. 187, § 13, imd. effective. Amended 2019, Oct. 30, P.L. 460, No. 76, § 61, effective in 60 days [Dec. 30, 2019].
24 P.S. § 26-2603-B.
24 P.S. § 25-2595, PA ST 24 P.S. § 25-2595
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