Bill Summary for H 26 (2023-2024)

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Summary date: 

Jan 31 2023

Bill Information:

View NCGA Bill Details2023-2024 Session
House Bill 26 (Public) Filed Thursday, January 26, 2023
Intro. by Torbett, Blackwell, Clampitt.

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Bill summary

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

Part I.  

Amends GS 115C-296.6 by changing the name of the Board of Trustees of the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) to the Board of Advisors of the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching. Provides that the Superintendent of Public Instruction (was, the Board of Trustees) is to appoint the chief administrative officer of NCCAT. Makes additional conforming and technical changes; makes language gender-neutral. 

Amends GS 115C-296.5 by amending the statute's caption and making changes that conform to the name of the Board in GS 115C-296.6. 

Part III. 

Specifies that the amount of $160,000 in recurring funds for the 2022-23 fiscal year (previously no amount was specified) appropriated to the Department of Public Instruction to enter into an agreement with the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research at NC State must be used instead to purchase and share attainment data from the National Student Clearinghouse. Specifies that this requirement is notwithstanding any provision of SL 2022-74 or the Committee Report.

Part IV.

Amends the items that the Superintendent must study to include performance scores (was, achievement scores). Amends the items to be included in the report from the Department of Public Instruction on suggested changes to the school evaluation model to now: include the differences between the potential indicators and the current school performance indicators (was, the impact of potential indicators on school performance metrics and compliance with federal law); add an analysis of whether the potential indicators will comply with federal law; and include recommended legislative changes to school performance indicators, scores, and grades (was, recommendations and suggested legislation for the NCGA to consider if there are changes to the methodology behind awarding scores and grades pursuant to GS 115C-83.15 or performance indicators pursuant to GS 115C-83.16).