The Atlanta school board plans to hold a retreat Jan. 24 to review the proposed changes, with a draft of the plan expected to go before the board in February. The board could vote in March on the rating system and the possible actions that could happen to schools that meet or fail to meet those expectations.
District officials are still deciding what those steps might be.
If a school rates poorly, possible consequences could range from replacing the school’s leader, merging the school with a higher-performing school, providing additional money or support, outsourcing all or a part of the school’s operation to an outside organization, or closing the school.
Schools that rank high on the district’s new rating school could be replicated so that new schools are opened that use the same model.
The district also plans to hold public meetings to give residents a chance to provide feedback in January and February.