AN ACT TO ELIMINATE UNNECESSARY REPORTS AND CLARIFY CURRENT EDUCATION PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS. Enacted July 3, 2013. Section 5(c) is effective July 1, 2017, and applies beginning with the 2017-18 school year. The remainder is effective July 3, 2013, and applies beginning with the 2013-14 school year.
Summary date: Jul 8 2013 - View summary
Summary date: Jun 20 2013 - View summary
House amendment makes the following changes to the 3rd edition.
Adds a new Part XIregarding the elimination of unnecessary reporting by educators and renumbersthe remaining part and sectionaccordingly. Amends GS 115C-105.27(b), to require that the strategies for improving student performance include a plan to identify and eliminate unnecessary and redundant reporting requirements for teachers and to streamline the schools reporting system and procedures, including requiring reports to be in electronic form when possible and incorporating relevant documents into the student accessible components of the Instructional Improvement System.
Amends GS 115C-307(g) to authorize a school improvement team (team)to request the superintendent to consider eliminating a redundant reporting requirement for the teachers at its school. Requires the team to identify, in its school improvement plan,a more expeditious method of providing the information to the local board of education. Directs the superintendent to recommend to the board whether the reporting requirement should be eliminated for that school. Permits the team to request a hearing before the board as provided in GS 115C-45(c), if the superintendent does not recommend the elimination of the reporting requirement.
Summary date: Jun 18 2013 - View summary
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.
Amends GS 115C-105.41(a) to remove the requirement that local school administrative units (LEAs) must annually certify to the State Board of Education (SBE) that they have developed and implemented Personal Education Plans (PEPs)for students atrisk of academic failure.
Repeals Section 1 of SL 2013-11, which also amends GS 115C-296, to resolve conflicts regarding effective dates with the amendments in this act [Section 5.(b)]toGS 115C-296, which providesrequirements for teacher licensure and educator preparation program requirements. Amends subsection (c1), which authorizes the State Board of Community Colleges to provide a program of study for lateral entry teachers to earn a teaching license. Directs the SBE to take specifiedaffirmative steps toensure that lateral entry teachers are prepared to teach (was, ensure lateral entry teachers are prepared to teach).Makes technical changes.
Amends GS 115C-296, as amended by Section 5.(b) of this act, to include the digital learning components of SL 2013-11 in teacher licensure requirements, teacher education programs, and lateral entry teacher requirements.Effective July 1, 2017, and applies beginning with the 2017-18 school year.
Amends GS 96-33 to exempt LEAs from having to report requested information directly to the Labor and Economic Analysis Division.Instead, requires the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to collect and report the information on behalf of the LEAs.
Provides that to the extent required by federal law, reports from LEAs on data related to economically disadvantaged students need only be filed with the SBE once per school year (was, twice per school year).
Directs DPI to simplify and minimize the data entry requirements of LEAs. Eliminates the following reports which LEAs must currently submit to the SBE: (1) Principal's Monthly Report, (2) Teacher Vacancy Report, (3) Professional Personnel Activity Report, (4) Pupils in Membership by Race and Sex, (5) Report of School Sales of Textbooks and Used Books, and (6) School Activity Report. Requires DPI to continue to collect the information in these reports that is required by state or federal law. Provides that LEAs continue to be responsible for any required data entry into the student information management system (PowerSchool or any component of the Information Improvement System).
Amends GS 115C-12(18)to require thatany reporting requirements that are a part of the Uniform Education Reporting System be incorporated into the PowerSchool Application to the extent possible. Amends GS 115C-12(19) to direct the SBE to adopt a policy not to require LEAs to have to provide information that is not necessary to comply with state or federal law or that is not relevant to student outcomes or the efficient operation of public schools. Also provides that the SBE evaluate the need for continuation of individual reports, including considering whether those individual reports exceed what is required by state and federal law.
Amends GS 115C-107.2(d) to direct the SBE to simplify the narrative portion of forms used in compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to develop a student's IEP.
Except as otherwise indicted, this act is effective when it becomes law.
Summary date: Mar 14 2013 - View summary
Senate committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes.
Instead of repealing SL 2005-276, Section 7.8(b), and SL 2007-323, Section 7.8(b), the act only removes the provision in those sections that requires the State Board of Education to report the results of the evaluation of the Disadvantaged Student Supplemental Funding Initiatives and Low-Wealth Initiatives.
Instead of repealing SL 2008-107, Section 7.8, as amended, amends the section to remove the requirement that the State Board of Education report on the use of funds for mentoring services.
Makes other technical changes.
Summary date: Mar 4 2013 - View summary
Repeals or eliminates the following reports: (1) disadvantaged student supplemental funding report, (2) state board report on personal education plans, (3) teacher mentoring report, (4) UNC report to state board on professional development, and (5) child nutriton standards report.
Makes clarifying, technical, and conforming changes to GS 115C-296, Board sets licensure requirements; reports; lateral entry and mentor programs. Requires the State Board of Education (Board) to create a higher education educator preparation program report card, which includes information collected from annual performance reports for each NC institution offering teacher education programs and master's of education or school administration.
Changes to GS 115C-296 apply beginning with the 2013-2014 school year. Other sections are effective when the act becomes law.