Definition of High Need School
For the purpose of this Agreement, a "high-need school" is an elementary or secondary school that meets one of the three tests that enables a school district to be considered a "high need school district."
For purposes of the scholarship, a "high-need school district" is a school district that meets ONE of the following definitions:
A school district with at least one school
- In which 40 percent or more of the enrolled students in at least one school in the district are eligible for free and reduced lunch subsidies, or
- That otherwise is eligible, without receipt of waiver, to operate as a schoolwide program under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
A school district that has at least one school where
- More than 34 percent of academic classroom teachers overall (across all academic subjects) do not have a major,minor, or significant course work in their main assignment field; or
- More than 34 percent of the main assignment faculty in two of the core-subject departments do not have a major, minor, or significant course work in their main assignment field.
- (For purposes of the definition above, "main assignment field" means the academic field in which teachers have the largest percentage of their classes.
- "Significant course work" means four or more college- or graduate-level courses in the content area."
A school district that serves a school whose attrition rate among classroom teachers was 15 percent or more in the last three school years.