The proposal was added to House Bill 890 Tuesday by the Senate Education Committee. It says the state Department of Education must take over any F-rated school that doesn't reach a C rating within two years, or any F-rated school that improves to C and then ever drops back to D or F.
The state could run the school. It could also close the school and send students to the nearest C-rated or higher school, even if that school is in another district. Or the state could hand over the school to a charter or contract operator.
Takeovers would begin in fall 2016.