According to the requirements of the 2001 reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary
Education Act of 1965, known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB), schools that receive Title I funds
and have missed their AYP targets for at least five consecutive years are to create a plan for
restructuring and to implement their restructuring plans the subsequent school year.
At a minimum, the restructuring plan required under NCLB must:
> identify which of the five NCLB restructuring options the district has selected for the
> make fundamental reforms, such as significant changes in the school’s staffing and
governance, to improve student achievement in the school;
> have substantial promise to improve student academic achievement and enable the
school to make AYP as defined by the State’s accountability system;
> be completed prior to the beginning of the implementation year; and
> be consistent with State law.