Bulloch s Flexibility Application
Bulloch County Schools made its proposed Strategic Waivers Application (PDF) available to the public for input January 13, 2016, through January 28, 2016. The Bulloch County Board of Educationhosted a public meeting, Speak Up for Education, on Thursday, January 28, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., at Statesboro High School. At this public meeting, the community had an opportunity to hear more about the Strategic Waivers Application (PDF) and provide input to the application. For a complete history of Bulloch's pursuit of SWSS Status.
The State Board of Education voted on Bulloch County Schools' SWSS Application on Feb. 18, 2016, during its regularly scheduled meeting. The application was approved unanimously.
Bulloch County Schools now enters into a performance contract with the State Board of Education. The contract provides the school district 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 State Board of Education's Strategic Waivers School System contract with Bulloch County Schools will be in place for seven years. In the first school year (2015-16), baseline data will be collected from each of the district's 15 schools. During the following years, accountability goals will be measured annually and reported to the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement. Consequences will be imposed during the fifth year if accountability goals are not met. The College and Career Readiness Performance Index 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.