115C-75.11. (See editor's note for contingency) Accountability and governance for achievement schools.

(a) The AS operator shall set clear goals related to higher academic outcomes for students, safe and positive learning environments for children, parent and community engagement, and the efficient and effective use of taxpayer dollars, empower and equip teachers and school leaders to meet the goals, and hold such teachers and school leaders accountable to meet the goals. The AS operator shall apply to the ASD Superintendent for appropriate waivers for the achievement school pursuant to G.S. 115C-75.7(e).

(b) The AS operator shall select, approve, or remove the school principal of an achievement school that it is managing in accordance with this Article.

(c) The AS operator shall enter into an agreement with the school principal regarding specific goals for the achievement school related to higher academic outcomes for students, safe and positive learning environments for children, parent and community engagement, and the efficient and effective use of taxpayer dollars. The agreement shall be made publicly available on the ASD Web site.

(d) An achievement school shall not be included in any State evaluation or performance models used for the local school administrative unit in which the school is located but shall be considered a part of the ASD for all evaluation purposes. (2016-110, s. 1.)