AN ACT TO MODIFY THE AUTHORITY OF SCHOOL SYSTEMS WITH REGARD TO LEGAL PROCEEDINGS AND INVESTIGATIONS AND TO DIRECT THE PROGRAM EVALUATION DIVISION TO STUDY THE PROCESS OF RESOLVING EDUCATION FUNDING DISPUTES BETWEEN LOCAL BOARDS OF EDUCATION AND BOARDS OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS.
Amends GS 115C-321(a) concerning the privacy of personnel files of employees of local boards of education, adding language that allows the inspection and examination of such records by any state or federal administrative agency that has a quasi-judicial function or to any court of law only when necessary to adequately defend against claims by a current or former employee for any alleged act or omission arising during the course and scope of his or her official duties or employment.
Amends GS 115C-45(a) concerning the judicial functions of a local board of education, providing that it has the power to issue subpoenas for the production of all tangible things, including documents, papers, letters, maps, and so forth.
Effective October 1, 2015.
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