Title 16

Chapter 53.1
Rhode Island School Improvement Team Act

R.I. Gen. Laws § 16-53.1-3

§ 16-53.1-3. Duties of the school improvement teams.

(a) The school improvement team, including the school principal, shall meet regularly and shall assist in the identification of the educational needs of the students attending the school; make recommendations to the principal for the development, implementation, and assessment of a curriculum accommodation plan; and shall assist in the review of the annual school budget and in the formulation of a school improvement plan, as provided below.

(b) The principal of each school, in consultation with the school improvement team established pursuant to this chapter, shall, on an annual basis, develop and submit to the district superintendent a plan for improving student performance. The superintendent shall review and approve the plan, after consultation with the school committee. Plans shall be prepared in a manner and form prescribed by the department of elementary and secondary education and shall conform to any policies and practices of the district consistent therewith. If the superintendent does not approve a plan submitted by the principal, the plan shall be returned to the principal who shall, after consultation with the school improvement team, resubmit the plan to the superintendent who shall review and approve the resubmitted plan after consultation with the school committee.

(c) Nothing contained in this section shall prevent the school committee from granting a school improvement team additional authority in the area of educational policy; provided, however, that school improvement teams shall have no authority over the rights of teachers and other school employees to collectively bargain pursuant to chapters 9.3 and 9.4 of title 28; and provided further, that school improvement teams have no authority to abrogate any agreement reached by collective bargaining.

History of Section.
P.L. 2000, ch. 262, § 1; P.L. 2019, ch. 224, § 4; P.L. 2019, ch. 259, § 4.