High School-Level Accountability: Notification and Supports
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High School-Level Accountability: Notification and Supports


2. Notification and Supports

This database seeks to address the following questions:

2A
. Is the state required to provide written warning? Currently, 33 states provide written warning to low-performing schools.

Why does it matter?

2B. Is the state or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Forty-nine states make provisions for technical assistance.

Why does it matter?

2C. Is the state required to provide additional funding to a low-performing school? At this time, 7 states provide additional funding to a low-performing school.

Why does it matter?

2D. Is the low-performing school required to create and implement an improvement plan? Forty-four states require low-performing schools to create and implement an improvement plan.

Why does it matter?

2E. Is another entity, such as the state, required to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? Twenty-seven states and the District of Columbia hold the low-performing school responsible for developing the initial improvement plan. If the school continues to be low-performing, ten states require another entity to create an improvement plan and eight states require another entity to assist in the development of an improvement plan. Five states require the state, the district or the county board to create the plan.

Why does it matter?

Methodology: Policies were collected from state statutes, recently enacted legislation (session laws), and rules and regulations. Where necessary, statewide initiatives created outside of policy were collected from state education agencies. The information will be updated as changes occur.

Last updated:  October 2007

Research was conducted by Melodye Bush. Please contact Jennifer Dounay Zinth at 303-299-3689 or jdounay@ecs.org with comments or questions about this database.

Alabama
Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
State required to provide written warning? Yes
State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes, after initially being designated as low-performing.
Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? Yes, if the school continues to be low-performing, the state superintendent designates a team of practicing professionals to make specific recommendations which become a part of a school improvement plan.

Sources Notification: ALA. CODE § 16-6B-3; ALA. ADMIN. CODE r. 290-4-1-.01

Alaska
Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
State required to provide written warning? Yes
State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
Sources Notifications: ALASKA ADMIN. CODE tit. 4, § 06.840,06.845,06.852

Arizona
Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
State required to provide written warning? Yes
State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes, the state superintendent of public instruction assigns a solutions team to an underperforming school or a school failing to meet academic standards.
State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
Sources Notification: ARIZ. REV. STAT. § 15-241

Arkansas
Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
State required to provide written warning? Yes
State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? Yes
Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
Sources Notification: ARK. CODE ANN. §§ 6-15-421, 6-15-2201

California
Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
State required to provide written warning? Yes
State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes, districts must contract with a school assistance and intervention team.

State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? Yes
Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes, after initially being designated as low-performing.
Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? Yes, if the school continues to be low-performing, an external evaluator approved by the state department of education, in cooperation with a broad-based schoolsite and community team, develops the action plan.
Sources Notification: ANN. CALIF. CODES §§ 52054, 52055, 52055.5

Colorado
Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
State required to provide written warning? Yes
State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? No, the local board of education must submit a school improvement plan.
Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? Local boards are required to submit an improvement plan for schools rated "unsatisfactory."
Sources Notification: COLO. REV. STAT. §§ 22-2-106, 22-7-609; COLO CODE REGS. § 301-52

Connecticut
Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
State required to provide written warning? Unclear.  Schools in need of improvement must create a school improvement plan within 90 days of identification, but accountability workbook and other sources do not indicate if such identification must be provided through written warning.
State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? Yes
Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
Sources Notification: PUBLIC ACT 99-288

Delaware
Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
State required to provide written warning? Yes
State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
Sources Notification: DEL. CODE ANN. Tit. 14 §§ 154, 156; DEL. ADMIN CODE § 103.7

District of Columbia
Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
State required to provide written warning? No
State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? No
State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? No
Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
Sources Notification: Master Education Plan - Accountability

Florida
Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
State required to provide written warning? No
State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? Yes, the state board may recommend to the district school board that an improvement plan be implemented.
Sources Notification: FLA. STAT. ANN. § 1008.33

Georgia
Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
State required to provide written warning? No
State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Department of education school improvement team is appointed to conduct an on-site audit and make recommendations.
State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? No
Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? Yes, a department of education school improvement team assists in the creation of the improvement plan which the low-performing school is required to implement.
Sources Notification: GA. CODE ANN. § 20-14-41

Hawaii
Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
State required to provide written warning? Unclear
State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
Sources Notification: HAW. REV. STAT. ANN. § 302A-1004

Idaho
Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
State required to provide written warning? No
State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? No
Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? Yes, the State Department of Education is to provide assistance in developing improvement plans.
Sources Notification: IDAPA 08.02.03.113

Illinois
Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
State required to provide written warning? No
State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No, the low-performing school that fails to make reasonable progress may suffer loss of state funds.
Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? If the low-performing school does not make adequate progress for five consecutive years, the district must develop a restructuring plan.  State requires parents and outside experts be included in the development of all revised school improvement plans.
Sources Notification: ILL. COMP. STAT. 5/2-3.25 PUBLIC ACT 093-0470

Indiana
Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
State required to provide written warning? Yes
State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? No
Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? Yes, if the school continues to be low-performing, the local board receives input from its school improvement advisory committee for preparation of an improvement plan.
Sources Notification: IND. CODE ANN. §§ 20-31-4-13, 20-31-9-2; IND. ADMIN. CODE Title 511, r. 6.1-8-5, 511, r. 6.1-1-10, 511, r. 6.2-6-7

Iowa
Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
State required to provide written warning? No
State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes, after initially being designated as low-performing.
Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? Yes, if the school continues to be low-performing the school district creates an improvement plan.
Sources Notification: Iowa Admin. Code r. 281-12.8(4)

Kansas
Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
State required to provide written warning? Yes, and the warning is to include a statement of the reasons for the warning.
State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes.  A school-selected "external technical assistance team," a group of persons appointed by the state department to assist schools in meeting established performance and quality criteria, advises the school on issues of school improvement, curricula, instruction, student performance and other accreditation matters. 
State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes, after initially being designated as low-performing.
Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No; however, the school improvement plan developed by the school must be approved by the state technical assistance team assigned to the school.
Sources Notification: KAN. ADMIN. REGS 91-31-31; KAN. ADMIN. REGS. 91-31-36; KAN. STAT. ANN. KY. REV. STAT. ANN. § 72-6439d

Kentucky
Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
State required to provide written warning? Yes
State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No, the school may apply for additional funding through the school improvement fund which was designed to assist local schools in pursuing new and innovative strategies to meet the educational needs of the school's students and raise the school's performance level. 
Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No, the local board revises the improvement plan provided for the district, with the assistance of the department of education.
Sources Notification: KY. REV. STAT. ANN. § 158.658

Louisiana
Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
State required to provide written warning? Yes
State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes, a district assistance team is assigned to assist the school with needs assessment and in analyzing the data to determine strengths, weaknesses, goals and objectives.  A revised school improvement plan is produced.
State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes, with input from the state department of education.
Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? The district assistance team creates the plan.
Sources Notification: LA. ADMIN. CODE tit. 28 § 14-17

Maine
Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
State required to provide written warning? Yes
State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes, once the need has been identified, the commissioner assigns a team with expertise in the areas of need  to assist the unit in planning for improved student performance, for a period of not less than one year.
State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
Sources Notification: CODE ME. R. §§ 05-071 CH. 138, 05-071 CH. 127

Maryland
Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
State required to provide written warning? Yes
State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
Sources Notification: MD. REGS. CODE 13A §§ 01.04.07 A(2), 01.04.08 A(6), 01.04.08 C(1) 

 


Massachusetts
Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
State required to provide written warning? Yes
State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No, but assistance and support will be provided by the state as needed.
Sources Notification: MASS. REGS. CODE tit. 603 CMR §2.00 - 2.05

Michigan
Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
State required to provide written warning? No
State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes, after initially being designated as low-performing.
Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? Yes, if the school has been unaccredited for three consecutive years they may be provided assistance by the district or by a consortium of intermediate school districts.
Sources Notification: MICH. COMP. LAWS ANN. §§ 380.1280(12), 388.1619, Michigan School Improvement Framework

Minnesota
Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
State required to provide written warning? No
State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
Sources Notification: MINN. STAT. §§ 120B.31, 120B.35

Mississippi
Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
State required to provide written warning? Yes
State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes, with assistance from an assigned evaluation team.
Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? Following evaluation by a trained team and a public meeting on the results of the evaluation, the department of education and the evaluation team leader assist the school in the development of a school improvement plan.
Sources Notification:  Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards 2007 see Sec. 3.4.2 - 3.4.4

Missouri
Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
State required to provide written warning? No
State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No. However, existing resources are to be reallocated to address the academic deficiency.
Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
Sources Notification: MO. REV. STAT. §§ 160.720, 161.092, 161.122

Montana
Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
State required to provide written warning? Yes
State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes, with input from trustees, administrators, teachers, parents and the community.
Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
Sources Notification: ADMIN. RULES OF MT. § 10.55.601

Nebraska
Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
State required to provide written warning? Yes
State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
Sources Notification: NEB. REV. STAT. § 79-760.1, NEB. ADMIN. CODE tit. 92, CH. 10

Nevada
Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
State required to provide written warning? Yes
State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
Sources Notification: NEV. REV. STAT. ANN. §§ 385.345, 385.3661

New Hampshire
Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
State required to provide written warning? Yes
State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No, but if the school's plan is not approved by the state board, a state board designee works with the school to amend the plan to meet state board approval.
Sources Notification: N.H REV. STAT. ANN. §§ 193-H:3, 193-H:4 I.(b), 193-H:4 II

New Jersey
Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
State required to provide written warning? Yes
State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
Sources Notification: N.J. ADMIN. CODE tit. 6A §§ 8-4.3, 30-3.2, 30-3.3, 30-3.4

New Mexico
Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
State required to provide written warning? Yes
State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No, however schools can apply to the department of education for assistance.
Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes, after initially being designated as low-performing.
Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? Yes, if the school continues to be low-performing, the school district creates an improvement plan.
Sources Notification: N.M. STAT. ANN. §§ 20-2C-7, 20-20-10

New York
Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
State required to provide written warning? Yes
State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? Yes
Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
Sources Notification: General School Requirements (M) Public Reporting Requirements

North Carolina
Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
State required to provide written warning? No
State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No, but an assistance team assigned by the state board may help create the improvement plan.
Sources Notification: N.C. ADMIN. CODE tit. 16 G.0306

North Dakota
Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
State required to provide written warning? Yes
State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No, but districts are required to assist in the development of improvement plans if requested by the school.
Sources Notification: N.D. Admin. Code § 67-19-01-02

Ohio
Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
State required to provide written warning? Yes
State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
Sources Notification: OHIO REV. CODE ANN. § 3301-5601

Oklahoma
Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
State required to provide written warning? Yes
State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? No
Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? Yes, the state creates the improvement plan.
Sources Notification: OKLA. ADMIN. CODE § 210:10-13-20

Oregon
Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
State required to provide written warning? Yes
State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
Sources Notification: Standards for Public Elementary and Secondary Schools 581-022-0102

Pennsylvania
Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
State required to provide written warning? Yes
State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? Yes
Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? No
Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? The district must create a district wide improvement plan, including the low-performing school.
Sources Notification: School Improvement GuidelinesPennsylvania Accountability Overview

Puerto Rico
Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
State required to provide written warning? No
State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? No
Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? Department of Education is required to plan and implement improvement initiatives.
Sources Notifications:  Consolidated State Application Accountability Workbook, May 2003, Amended as of Sept. 2006

Rhode Island
Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
State required to provide written warning? No
State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
Sources Notification:  Rhode Island School and District Accountability System, Technical Bulletin, April 2007

South Carolina
Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
State required to provide written warning? No
State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? Yes
Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes, after initially being designated as low-performing.
Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? Yes, if the school continues to be low-performing, an external review committee reviews and reports recommendations made to below-average and unsatisfactory schools.
Sources Notification: S.C. CODE ANN. § SEC. 59-18-1500

South Dakota
Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
State required to provide written warning? No
State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No.  State funding is withheld from schools which fail to make adequate yearly progress in reading and math. 
Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
Sources Notification: S.D. ADMIN R. § 24:43

Tennessee
Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
State required to provide written warning? Yes
State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
Sources Notification: TN. CODE ANN. §§ 49-1-601, 49-1-602

Texas
Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
State required to provide written warning? Yes
State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
Sources Notification: TX. CODE ANN.  §§ 39.074, 39.131

Utah
Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
State required to provide written warning? No
State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
Sources Notification: UTAH CODE ANN. § 53A-1a-107

Vermont
Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
State required to provide written warning? Yes
State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
Sources Notification: VT. STAT. ANN. 16 CH. 3 § 165(b), State Board Rules 2122.2

Virginia
Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
State required to provide written warning? No
State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
Sources Notification: VA. CODE ANN. § 22.1-253.13:5(c), 8 VA. ADMIN. CODE § 20-131-290

Washington
Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
State required to provide written warning? No
State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? Yes
Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
Sources Notification: WASH. REV. CODE §§ 28A.655.130, 28A.655.140

West Virginia
Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
State required to provide written warning? Yes
State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes, after initially being designated as low-performing.
Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? Yes, if performance decreases and the school is given temporary accreditation status, the county board must ensure that the school's unified improvement plan is revised to increase the performance and progress of the school.
Sources Notification: W. VA. CODE § 18-2E-5, W.VA. CODE ST. R. § 126 CSR 13-8

Wisconsin
Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
State required to provide written warning? Yes
State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes, after initially being designated as low-performing.
Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? Yes, if the school continues to be low-performing,  the district provides a peer review process for the school.
Sources Notification: Wis. Department of Public Instruction's Sanctions for Schools Not Making AVP

Wyoming
Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
State required to provide written warning? Yes
State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? Yes, if the school continues to be low-performing, they must obtain "broad-based involvement of parents, school staff and others" in reviewing and revising the school improvement plan to address identified issues and obtain district approval of the revised plan.
Sources Notification: WYO. STAT. ANN. §§ 21-2-304 (a), 21-3-110(a)(xxiv), CODE OF WYO. RULES § 005-000-006

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