Bill Summaries: H200 (2019-2020 Session)

  • Summary date: Mar 19 2019 - View summary

    House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

    Deletes all provisions of the previous edition, except Section 4 (amending GS 115C-156.2, Section 1 of SL 2013-1, and GS 115C-12) and Section 7 (amending GS 115C-238.55 and GS 115D-5).

    Changes the act's short title, makes organizational changes, and adds the following new provisions.

    Amends GS 115C-64.15, allowing the Secretary of Commerce, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Chair of the State Board of Education, the UNC System President, and the NC Community College System President to have a designee on the North Carolina Education and Workforce Innovation Commission in their place.

    Amends GS 115C-268.1 to provide for staggered terms for initial appointees (whose terms began September 1, 2017) of the Professional Educator Preparation and Standards Commission (Commission), with initial terms expiring August 31, 2019, or August 31, 2020, as specified. Provides that as the initial terms expire, members are appointed to serve two-year terms. Applies to members currently serving their terms on the Commission.

  • Summary date: Feb 26 2019 - View summary

    Amends GS 115C-47 to no longer require local boards of education to report to the Superintendent of Public Instruction (Superintendent) on their approved schedules of fees, charges, and solicitations.

    Amends GS 115C-83.4 to require the State Board of Education's (Board) report on comprehensive plan for reading achievement to be submitted annually by December 15 instead of October 15.

    Amends GS 115C-105.25 by amending the information that must be included in the report on allotment transfers that have increased or decreased the initial allotment amount by more than 5%. Requires the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to report annually by December 1 the information required to be submitted under the statute on specified budget issues on DPI's financial transparency dashboard.  Applies beginning with information for the 2018-19 fiscal year.

    Amends GS 115C-156.2 to require that beginning in 2019 the Board report annually by November 15 on the number of students in career and technical education courses who earned community college credit and related industry certification and credential, as well as on the implementation of high school diploma endorsements through evaluation of the specified data. Makes a conforming deletion in SL 2013-1, Section 1(b), as amended, by removing reference to the report on awarding high school endorsement on high school graduation, college acceptance, and remediation and post-high school employment rates. Also makes conforming deletions to reporting requirements in GS 115C-12. 

    Amends GS 115C-174.12 by making the report on the statewide administration of the testing program due annually by December 15 instead of November 1. 

    Amends GS 115C-218.110 by changing the due date of the annual report on the education effectiveness of charter schools from January 15 to February 15.

    Amends GS 115C-238.55 and GS 115D-5 by allowing the report on the evaluation of cooperative innovative high schools and the evaluation of the Career and College Promise Program to be submitted jointly.

    Amends GS 115C-269.50 by extending the deadline by which the Board must make the educator preparation program report cards available on the Board's website to April 15, 2020 (was, December 15, 2019).

    Amends GS 115C-299.5 by making the report on the state of the teaching profession due annually by February 15 instead of December 15. 

    Amends GS 115C-301 to require the Board to report on all waivers to the specified commission and committee by October 15 of each year (was, report on all waivers to the specified commission within 30 days of the grant of the waiver). Amends GS 115C-105.26 to require that the State Board report annually to the Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations in addition to the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee with a list of the waivers granted in the prior school year; requires that if applicable, the report include the information on class size waivers. 

    Amends SL 2017-57, Section 7.24, to extend the due date of the final report from DPI on the Learning and Integrated Student Support Competitive Grant Program from September 15, 2019, to November 15, 2019.

    Amends SL 2016-94, Section 8.8, as amended, and 8.9, as amended; SL 2017-57, Section 8.8C, as amended; SL 2017-57, Section 8.8D as amended; and SL 2071-57 Section 8.8E, as amended, to change the date of the annual report on teacher bonuses from March 15 to April 15.