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Carroll County Schools IE2 Information

The state has mandated that each school system must choose one of the following three accountability options no later than June 30, 2015. In return for more flexibility, the school system will have to accept more accountability.  The options are:

  • Status Quo School System – This option indicates that the system chooses to continue to abide by all current state education rules, guidelines and policies.  Thus, the system would not be eligible for waivers for innovations around these rules, guidelines and policies. 
  • Investing in Educational Excellence School System (IE2) – This option allows a system to request waivers from specific state education rules, guidelines and policies in return for increased accountability.
  • Charter System – This option allows a system to receive a blanket waiver from state education rules, guidelines and policies in return for increased accountability.  Additionally, a charter system contract requires a school system to institute school level governance councils at all schools.

The Carroll County board of education has studied these three options and has made the determination that an IE2 performance contract will best align with the strategic improvement plan for the school system.  By becoming an IE2 school system, Carroll County will be able to continue current innovative initiatives as well as apply for waivers to spur additional innovation for the purpose of improving student achievement.  The system is engaged in a number of initiatives to help us reach our vision of being recognized as a premier school district.  Initiatives such as strengthening our community based schools approach through our cluster concept, the 12 For Life partnership with Southwire, expanding the charter College and Career Academy, our graduation pathways initiative and school based academic initiatives can continue to thrive under this IE2 accountability option.

Choosing to become an IE2 school system will bring specific accountability requirements from the State Board of Education and the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement.  This increased accountability will be measured by Georgia’s new College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI).  Each school in the district will use the 2015-16 CCRPI scores as a baseline for setting performance targets over the life of the five year IE2 performance contract.  Each school must either meet the specific performance targets or demonstrate improvement towards those targets or the school could face consequences from the local board of education.  This process aligns with Carroll County’s current practice of holding each school accountable for showing improvement annually.  The increase in accountability will come through the performance targets being negotiated with the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement in addition to the local school board.

Below you will find documents and information that will provide information as to the steps Carroll County Schools will take to become an IE2 school system by June 30, 2014.


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