Bill Summary for H 829 (2011-2012)

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Apr 20 2011

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View NCGA Bill Details2011-2012 Session
House Bill 829 (Public) Filed Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Intro. by Cotham.

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House committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition. Deletes all provisions of the 1st edition without changing the title of the bill and replaces it with the following:
Amends GS 115C-47(18) to authorize local boards of education to consolidate plans and reports to reduce paperwork unless prohibited by federal law or grants, and relieves local boards of education of the responsibility for developing an additional plan on a matter if it finds that its school improvement plan adequately covers that matter.
Repeals GS 115C-102.6C which requires local boards of education to adopt technology plans subject to approval by the State Board of Education.
Repeals GS 115C-102.6D(d) which restricts local school administrative units from accessing technology-related funds from the State School Technology Fund unless the local board of education’s technology plan has been approved by the State Board of Education.
Amends GS 115C-102.7 by repealing subsection (c) which requires the Department of Public Instruction to randomly check local school technology plans to ensure implementation of those plans as approved by the State Board of Education and to report noncompliant local school administrative units to the State Board of Education.
Amends GS 115C-105.47 (b) to eliminate the requirement that local boards of education submit their safe school plans to the State Board of Education. Effective beginning with the 2011-12 school year.