What Happens To Schools Undergoing Restructuring?

Katherine Poythress/Civil Beat

Despite rising student scores on the Hawaii State Assessment and the fact that more schools are in good standing than were last year, 92 schools are under or will undergo "restructuring" this year, per federal No Child Left Behind regulations.

Restructuring is mandatory for schools that have failed for six years or more to meet the federal program's yearly progress requirements, but it can be costly and time-consuming.

Since the law was enacted in 2001, 106 of Hawaii's 286 public and charter schools have entered restructuring, which is the fifth and final final stage of sanctions and makes them subject to extreme state intervention under the federal guidelines.

Last year, 90 schools were sanctioned for the comprehensive school turnarounds. Two of those exited the sanctions after achieving "in good standing" status this year while four other schools teetered into "restructuring." (See how each school did here.)

School Status Movements for 2010-11 School Year

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