The legislation in question sets criteria for qualifying public schools – those that earn an F (using state Department of Education accountability measurements) for three consecutive years. The OSD is “authorized to assume the supervision, management and operation of public elementary and secondary schools [that] have been determined to be failing.”
Studying Georgia's Opportunity School District - The Law
Local vs. State Control: Steve Dolinger, president of the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education www.beckysteinphotography.com Georgia has too many chronically failing schools - some 139 of them. Nobody disputes that, and nobody disputes that something needs to be done. But determining the what and the how is the hard part.