Apr 29, 2013 22:07 Bill would allow parents to petition out of RSD Bill would allow parents to petition out of RSD the associated press April 29, 2013 Comments The state House Education Committee approved a measure that would allow parents to petition the Recovery School District to return a school back to local control if that school has earned a “D” or “F” for three consecutive years under RSD management. Under House Bill 115 by state Rep. Ted James, D-Baton Rouge, schools could be returned to local school system control if parents of a majority of the students sign a petition making the request. HB115 also would require the state education board to adopt rules for the petition process and a procedure for transferring students. The Recovery School District is run by the state Department of Education to manage chronically low-performing schools. It currently operates 80 schools around the state, including 68 in New Orleans and eight in Baton Rouge. James’ bill was approved 17-0 and moves to the House floor for debate.