Bill Summary for H 78 (2021-2022)

Summary date: 

Feb 23 2021

Bill Information:

View NCGA Bill Details2021
House Bill 78 (Public) Filed Thursday, February 11, 2021
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE ADDITIONAL NATIONALLY STANDARDIZED TESTS TO SATISFY NINTH GRADE PRIVATE SCHOOL TESTING REQUIREMENTS AND TO MAKE CHANGES FOR IN-STATE TUITION FOR VETERANS TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL LAW.
Intro. by Blackwell, Clemmons, Elmore, Hurley.

View: All Summaries for BillTracking:

Bill summary

House committee substitute amends the 1st edition as follows.

Modifies the proposed changes to GS 115C-12, which adds annual computer science reporting to the duties of the State Board of Education (SBE). Now specifies that the SBE is to annually report to the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee. Changes the report due date to November 15 (was, September 15). Amends the required data for each item of the report to include (1) statewide data for the current school year, and the four years prior when data is available, to establish trends in computer science instruction, and (2) data for the current school year for each public school unit, disaggregated by school (previously required for each item statewide data for the most recent year available, and the four years of data prior, when available, and data for each local school administrative unit and charter school, when available). Requires the report to indicate when statewide courses and elective computer science or computational thinking courses are offered on a semester basis by public school units.

Enacts GS 115C-47(65), GS 115C-75.9(o), GS 115C-218.75(i), GS 115C-238.66(17), GS 116-239.8(b)(19), and Section 6(d)(1a) of SL 2018-32, to require local boards of education, innovative schools, charter schools, regional schools, laboratory schools, and renewal school systems to annual report to SBE by September 15 the information required of the new computer science reporting requirement under GS 115C-12.

Changes the act's long title.

© 2021 School of Government The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

This work is copyrighted and subject to "fair use" as permitted by federal copyright law. No portion of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without the express written permission of the publisher. Distribution by third parties is prohibited. Prohibited distribution includes, but is not limited to, posting, e-mailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, installing on intranets or servers, and redistributing via a computer network or in printed form. Unauthorized use or reproduction may result in legal action against the unauthorized user.

Printer-friendly: Click to view