115C-75.6. North Carolina Innovative School District.

(a) There is established the North Carolina Innovative School District (ISD) under the administration of the State Board of Education and the Superintendent of Public Instruction. The ISD shall assume the supervision, management, and operation of elementary and secondary schools as innovative schools as provided in this Article. For the purposes of federal law and administration of State law, the ISD shall be considered a local school administrative unit.

(b) Repealed by Session Laws 2016-126, s. 15.

(c) The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall appoint a superintendent to serve as the executive officer of the ISD. The ISD Superintendent shall serve at the pleasure of the Superintendent of Public Instruction at a salary established by the Superintendent of Public Instruction within the funds appropriated for this purpose. The ISD Superintendent shall have qualifications consistent with G.S. 115C-271(a) and report directly to the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

(d) By January 15 annually, the State Board of Education, Superintendent of Public Instruction, and the ISD Superintendent shall report to the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee on all aspects of operation of the ISD, including the selection of innovative schools and their progress. (2016-110, s. 1; 2016-126, 4th Ex. Sess., s. 15; 2017-57, ss. 7.26E(a), (f).)