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House Bill 720 (Public) Filed Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Intro. by Murry, Blust, Brandon.

Status: Ch. SL 2011-379 (House Action) (Jun 27 2011)

Bill History:

H 720/S.L. 2011-379

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jun 30 2011 - View Summary

    AN ACT TO ENACT THE SCHOOL AND TEACHER PAPERWORK REDUCTION ACT. Summarized in Daily Bulletin 4/6/11, 6/7/11, 6/8/11, 6/15/11, and 6/17/11. Enacted June 27, 2011. Section 5 is effective July 1, 2012. The remainder is effective June 27, 2011, and applies beginning with the 2011–12 school year.

  • Summary date: Jun 17 2011 - View Summary

    Conference report recommends the following changes to 4th edition to reconcile matters in controversy.
    Amends GS 115C-12(19) to exclude school improvement plans and school safety/discipline plans from the plans to be consolidated that affect the school community. However, if House Bill 22, 2011 Budget Technical Corrections, 2011 Regular Session, becomes law then GS 115C-12(19), as amended by this act, is rewritten to provide that all plans that affect the school community, including school improvement plans, are to be consolidated.
    Deletes budget contingency provisions related to passage of House Bill 200, Appropriations Act of 2011, 2011 Regular Session.
    Deletes provisions which repealed GS 115C-102.6C (Approval of local school system technology plans) and GS 115C-102.6D(d) (prohibiting any LEA from accessing technology related funds until the State Board of Education has approved the LEA’s school technology plan). Also deletes changes to GS 115C-102.7, regarding the monitoring and evaluation of state and local school system technology plans.
    Makes amendment to GS 115C-302.1(b) (salary payments) effective July 1, 2012.

  • Summary date: Jun 15 2011 - View Summary

    Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 3rd edition.
    Makes the proposed amendments in Section 6 and Section 6.5(e) of this act to GS 115C-302.1(b), which repeal the provisions permitting the prepayment of teachers, effective on July 1, 2012 (was, effective when it becomes law and applies beginning with the 2011-12 school year).

  • Summary date: Jun 8 2011 - View Summary

    House committee substitute, reported in on 6/7/11, makes the following changes to the first edition. Deletes repeal of GS 115C-105.41 (Personal Education Plan Requirement) and makes one technical change. Also adds sections to replace current version of the act if House Bill 200 (Appropriations Act of 2011) becomes law. Replacement version would conform the bill to various changes made to the State Board of Education within the budget bill if those changes become law.

  • Summary date: Jun 8 2011 - View Summary

    House amendment makes the following changes to 2nd edition. Makes a clarifying change.

  • Summary date: Apr 6 2011 - View Summary

    Amends GS 115C-12 to (1) require the State Board of Education (BOE) to permit schools and local board of education to submit all reports due to the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) electronically; (2) direct the BOE and DPI to consolidate all plans that affect the school community, including school improvement plans, school safety/discipline plans, and others, and post the consolidated plan on each school’s Web site; (3) require the BOE to report to the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee by November 15 of each year on the reports it has consolidated or eliminated for the upcoming school year; and (4) require the BOE to adopt policies to streamline the process for local school administrative units to apply for state funding.
    Amends GS 115C-47(18) to (1) direct each local board of education to identify software protocols that could be used to minimize repetitious data entry by teachers prior to the beginning of each school year; (2) appoint a person or establish a local paperwork control committee to monitor all reports and other paperwork required of teachers by the central office and to monitor teachers’ access to software protocols that minimize repetitious data entry; and (3) make other conforming changes.
    Amends GS 115C-105.27 to specify that a local school administrative unit is not required to prepare an additional plan if a school improvement plan adequately covers the other plan that the local administrative unit is otherwise required to prepare.
    Directs the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), in consultation with the More at Four Program and the Smart Start Program, to review all reporting requirements imposed on the public schools relating to the operations of the programs and child care regulation requirements and to reduce the frequency of reporting as appropriate. Requires DHHS to report to the General Assembly on its implementation by October 1, 2011.
    Repeals GS 115C-102.6C and GS 115C-102.6D(d).
    Amends GS 115C-102.7 to eliminate requirement that DPI randomly check local school system technology plans to ensure that local school administrative units are implementing their plans as approved.
    Amends GS 115C-302.1(b) to specify that teachers may only be paid for the days employed as of a set pay date. Prohibits payment for a full month when days employed are less than a full month.
    Repeals GS 115C-105.41.
    Applies beginning with the 2011-12 school year.