Bill Summaries: H 839 PUBLIC SCHOOL REPORTING REFORM.

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  • Summary date: May 2 2013 - More information

    House amendment to the 2nd edition makes the following changes. Deletes the requirement that the State Board of Education report on the elimination of reporting requirements and the reduction or changes in the data entry workload for local school administrative units due to the PowerSchool application or any other component of the Instructional Improvement System. Instead, states the General Assembly's priorities and in order to implement those priorities requires the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee to study the following: (1) the elimination of reporting requirements, (2) reduction or changes in the data entry workload for school administrative units, and (3) the availability of evaluable performance and outcome data and information as a result of the implementation of the PowerSchool application or any other component of the Instructional Improvement System. Requires a report to the 2014 Regular Session of the 2013 General Assembly concerning the impact of the implementation of the PowerSchool application or any other component of the Instructional Improvement System.


  • Summary date: May 1 2013 - More information

    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.


  • Summary date: Apr 15 2013 - More information

    Requires the Department of Public Instruction to delete at least all of the eight specified reports. Effective upon the implementation of the Instructional Improvement System.

    Amends GS 115C-12 deleting date requirements for local school administrative units to comply with the Uniform Education Reporting System.

    Amends GS 115C-12(18), adding subsection (e) requiring reporting and data collection developed by the State Board of Education (State Board) to be incorporated into the Instructional Improvement System to minimize unnecessary reporting by local school administrative units.

    Amends GS 115C-12(19), expanding the list of actions not required of local school administrative units to include subsection (iv). Accordingly, local school administrative units are not required to provide information that is unnecessary to comply with state or federal law and not relevant to student outcomes and the efficient operation of the public schools. Items to be included in the State Board's report to the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee are the reports that are required at state level, the evaluation and determination for continuing individual reports, and any reports that the State Board has consolidated or eliminated for the upcoming school year.

    Requires the State Board to report to the Oversight Committee by March 15, 2014, on the elimination of reporting requirements and the justification for the continuation of any required reports.

    Effective when the act becomes law, unless otherwise indicated, and applies beginning with the 2013-14 school year.


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