If a district fails to meet the state AYP goal for two consecutive years, it will be identified as a district in need of improvement. A district identified as in need of improvement develops or revises a plan of action. The plan shall incorporate scientifically based research strategies, identify actions that will improve achievement of students, address professional development needs, include goals and targets, and incorporate before and after school activities. In addition, the district must notify parents of each student enrolled in the district that the district has been identified as in need of improvement, the reasons for identification, and notice of how parents can participate in upgrading the quality of the district. The DE may apply additional sanctions to public school districts that are consistently identified as in need of improvement.