"Committed To The Success of Every Student"
Strategic Waiver School System (SWSS) contract allows Worth County School District the flexibility to think innovatively in advancing learning experiences for our students. The SWSS contract allows our system waivers of certain state laws, rules and guidelines in exchange for greater accountability for increased student performance.
Strategic Waiver School System Contract
Worth Becomes Strategic Waiver School System
In August of 2015, the Worth County School District entered into a Strategic Waiver School System 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 five 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 fifth 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.