Bill Summary for H 839 (2013-2014)

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May 1 2013

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View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
House Bill 839 (Public) Filed Wednesday, April 10, 2013
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REDUCE REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
Intro. by Martin, Horn, Johnson, Whitmire.

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

Directs the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to simplify and minimize data entry requirements of local school administrative units (LEAs) to minimize the administrative data entry workload, particularly as it relates to implementing the PowerSchool application and any other component of the Instructional Improvement System (IIS). Directs DPI to reduce unnecessary reporting requirements for LEAsby not requiringsubmission of a separate report for at least the following reports: (1)Principal's Monthly Report, (2)Teacher Vacancy Report, (3) Professional Personnel Activity Report, (4) Pupils in Membership by Race and Sex, (5) Report of School Sales of Textbooks and Used Books, and (6) School Activity Report (was, two reports in addition to the six listed here to be deleted in order to reduce unnecessary reporting requirements for LEAs).

Amends GS 115C-12(18) to direct that the State Board of Education (SBE)reporting requirements developed as part of the Uniform Education Reporting System under this subdivision be incorporated into the PowerSchool application or any other component of the IIS to minimize duplication of reporting by LEAs.

Requires the SBE to include in its report to the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee information on the reduction or changes in the data entry workload for LEAs as a result of the implementation of the PowerSchool application or any other component of the IIS.

Makes Sections 1 (dealing with reduction of reports)and 2 (regarding developing and implementing a uniform education reporting system) effective upon the implementation of the PowerSchool application or any other component of the IIS by DPI.

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