Bill Summary for H 247 (2021-2022)

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Mar 23 2021

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House Bill 247 (Public) Filed Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Intro. by Torbett.

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

Modifies the proposed changes to GS 115C-390.2(a), which requires the adoption of student conduct policies and establishment of procedures for school officials to follow when disciplining students. Now more specifically requires boards to consider any existing federal guidance for the discipline of students with disabilities as well as other guidance on school discipline practices issued by the US Department of Education. Expands the proposed annual requirement to provide the Department of Public Instruction with a copy of each public school unit's most up-to-date discipline policies to also require the provision of the Code of Student Conduct. Makes organizational changes. 

Amends GS 14-208.18, which prohibits registered sex offenders from being present on certain property where minors are present, to modify subsection (f) to specify that a person required to register as a sex offender for offenses against minors who is also eligible to attend public school under GS 115C-378 can be present on school property if permitted by the public school unit board (was local board of education) pursuant to GS 115C-390.11(a)(2) (regarding the provision of educational services under personnel supervision following expulsion).