Bill Summary for H 561 (2015-2016)

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Apr 15 2015

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View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
House Bill 561 (Public) Filed Thursday, April 2, 2015
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.
Intro. by Blackwell, Glazier.

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

Amends GS 115C-321(a) concerning the privacy of personnel files of employees of local boards of education, adding language which provides that the allowed disclosure of personnel files to a state or federal agency that has a quasi-judicial function or a court of law must be limited to the records of the employee that filed the claim and then only allowed to the extent necessary to defend the board of education.

Makes clarifying changes.

Amends GS 115C-45(a) concerning the judicial functions of a local board of education, adding clarifying language that subpoenas for the production of tangible things can be issued in matters where job-related misconduct is suspected and it is deemed that an investigation is required. 

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