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15-746. School report cards
A. Each school shall distribute an annual report card that contains at least the following information:
1. A description of the school's regular, magnet and special instructional programs.
2. A description of the current academic goals of the school.
3. A summary of the results achieved by pupils enrolled at the school during the prior three school years as measured by the statewide assessment and the nationally standardized norm-referenced achievement test as designated by the state board and as reported in the annual report prescribed by section 15-743, a summary of the pupil progress on an ongoing and annual basis, showing the trends in gain or loss in pupil achievement over time in reading, language arts and mathematics for all years in which pupils are enrolled in the school district for an entire school year and for which this information is available and a summary of the pupil progress for pupils who are not enrolled in a district for an entire school year.
4. The attendance rate of pupils enrolled at the school as reflected in the school's average daily membership as defined in section 15-901.
5. The total number of incidents that occurred on the school grounds, at school bus stops, on school buses and at school-sponsored events and that required the contact of a local, county, tribal, state or federal law enforcement officer pursuant to section 13-3411, subsection F, section 13-3620, section 15-341, subsection A, paragraph 30 or section 15-515. The total number of incidents reported shall only include reports that law enforcement officers report to the school are supported by probable cause. For the purposes of this paragraph, a certified peace officer who serves as a school resource officer is a law enforcement officer. A school may provide clarifying information if the school has a school resource officer on campus.
6. The percentage of pupils who have either graduated to the next grade level or graduated from high school.
7. A description of the social services available at the school site.
8. The school calendar, including the length of the school day and hours of operations.
9. The total number of pupils enrolled at the school during the previous school year.
10. The transportation services available.
11. A description of the responsibilities of parents of children enrolled at the school.
12. A description of the responsibilities of the school to the parents of the children enrolled at the school, including dates the report cards are delivered to the home.
13. A description of the composition and duties of the school council as prescribed in section 15-351 if such a school council exists.
14. For the most recent year available, the average current expenditure per pupil for administrative functions compared to the predicted average current expenditure per pupil for administrative functions according to an analysis of administrative cost data by the joint legislative budget committee staff.
15. If the school provides instruction to pupils in kindergarten programs and grades one through three, the ratio of pupils to teachers in each classroom where instruction is provided in kindergarten programs and grades one through three.
16. The average class size per grade level for all grade levels, kindergarten programs and grades one through eight. For the purposes of this paragraph, "average class size" means the weighted average of each class.
B. The department of education shall develop a standardized report card format that meets the requirements of subsection A of this section. The department shall modify the standardized report card as necessary on an annual basis. The department shall distribute to each school in this state a copy of the standardized report card that includes the required test scores for each school. Additional copies of the standardized report card shall be available on request.
C. After each school has completed the report card distributed to it by the department of education, the school, in addition to distributing the report card as prescribed in subsection A of this section, shall send a copy of the report card to the department. The department shall prepare an annual report that contains the report card from each school in this state.
D. The school shall distribute report cards to parents of pupils enrolled at the school, no later than the last day of school of each fiscal year, and shall present a summary of the contents of the report cards at an annual public meeting held at the school. The school shall give notice at least two weeks before the public meeting that clearly states the purposes, time and place of the meeting.
E. Beginning in fiscal year 2020-2021, the school report card prescribed by this section shall include the following school level data for charter schools and schools operated by school districts:
1. The detailed total revenues generated by weighted student count.
2. The total allocated federal, state and local revenue.
3. The allocation of classroom site fund monies.
4. The amounts allocated for teacher pay and benefits, classroom supplies, student support and other expenditures.
5. A comparison of the school's funding information to other schools in the local education agency.