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§ 143B‑146.6.  Assistance teams; review by StateBoard.

(a)        The State Board may assign an assistance team to any schoolidentified as low‑performing under this Part or to any other school thatthe State Board determines would benefit from an assistance team. The StateBoard shall give priority to low‑performing schools in which theeducational performance of the students is declining. The Department shall,with the approval of the Secretary, provide staff as needed and requested by anassistance team.

(b)        When assigned to an identified low‑performing school,an assistance team shall:

(1)        Review and investigate all facets of school operations,including instructional and residential, and assist in developingrecommendations for improving student performance at that school.

(2)        Evaluate at least semiannually the principal andinstructional personnel assigned to the school and make findings andrecommendations concerning their performance.

(3)        Collaborate with school staff, the Department, and theSecretary in the design, implementation, and monitoring of a plan that, iffully implemented, can reasonably be expected to alleviate problems and improvestudent performance at that school.

(4)        Make recommendations as the school develops and implementsthis plan.

(5)        Review the school's progress.

(6)        Report, as appropriate, to the Secretary, the State Board,and the parents on the school's progress. If an assistance team determines thatan accepted school improvement plan developed under G.S. 143B‑146.12 isimpeding student performance at a school, the team may recommend to theSecretary that he vacate the relevant portions of that plan and direct theschool to revise those portions.

(c)        If a participating school fails to improve studentperformance after assistance is provided under this section, the assistanceteam may recommend that the assistance continue or that the Secretary takefurther action under G.S. 143B‑146.7.

(d)        The Secretary, in consultation with the State Board, shallannually review the progress made in identified low‑performing schools. (1998‑131, s. 5; 2005‑195, s. 4.)