N.C. House education committee makes changes to the Innovative School District

May 2, 2019 | WRAL

A number of bills made it out of the House education committee Tuesday, including one that could transform how the Innovative School District (ISD) operates.

House Bill 798 would change how schools are selected for the ISD as well as how they are operated once they join the ISD.

The Innovative School District was charged with eventually taking over five of the lowest-performing schools from around the state, taking them out of district control and turning them over to outside operators that could turn them around. The schools could be operated by for-profit charter management organizations after inclusion, but so far only one school — Robeson County’s Southside/Ashpole Elementary —has jointed the ISD and it is operated by non-profit charter management organization, Charlotte-based Achievement for All Children.

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