Bill Summary for H 588 (2013-2014)

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Apr 4 2013

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View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
House Bill 588 (Public) Filed Thursday, April 4, 2013
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO MAKE INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PROGRAM FORMS MORE EFFICIENT AND REDUCE THE FREQUENCY OF CERTAIN EDUCATION REPORTS.
Intro. by Whitmire, Langdon, Glazier, Martin.

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Amends GS 115C-107.2(d) to also require the forms developed by the State Board for local education agencies to limit the requirement for narrative reporting to essential components requiring personalized student information, and, whenever practicable, be in electronic format.

Requires the State Board of Education to consolidate and limit reports by local school administrative units on data related to economically disadvantaged students to one report each year.

Amends GS 115C-174.11 to prohibit the State Board of Education from requiring schools that demonstrate that at least 80% of students performing at or above grade level on any required assessment to use a specific remediation method for those identified as needing remedial instruction in that subject matter.

Prohibits the State Board of Education from requiring a local school administrative unit, in relation to providing charter transportation for school-related events and activities, to (i) maintain a list of companies or individuals approved by the Board to provide transportation services for school-related activities or (ii) limit the local school administrative unit's ability to contract for charter transportation services to an approved list of companies or individuals.

Applies beginning with the 2013-14 school year.

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