What is a Strategic Waivers School System?
In June of 2015, the Paulding County School District entered into a performance contract with the State Board of Education. Formerly known as IE2 (Investing in Educational Excellence), the contract provides districts with flexibility from specific state education laws, in return for increased academic accountability. The contract includes the accountability goals required for each school, the flexibility granted by the state, and the consequences imposed for schools that do not reach their accountability goals. The Strategic Waivers School System partnership contract will be in place for seven years. The first year, 2015-16, baseline data will be collected from each school in the District. During the following five years, accountability goals will be measured annually and reported to the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement. Consequences will be imposed during the seventh year if accountability goals are not met. The College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI) is the accountability tool the state will use to measure progress. Each school in the District will be required to increase their CCRPI score annually to meet accountability targets.