Bill Summaries: S343 VARIOUS EDUCATION LAW CHANGES. (NEW)

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  • Summary date: Jul 29 2019 - More information

    AN ACT TO MAKE VARIOUS CHANGES TO LAWS RELATED TO EDUCATION. SL 2019-165. Enacted July 26, 2019. Effective July 26, 2019.


  • Summary date: Jul 9 2019 - More information

    House amendment to the 4th edition makes the following changes.

    Part IV. Report on School Start and End Dates

    Changes the date by which local boards must submit the report on school start and end dates, as required by GS 115C-84.2, as amended, with the information for the 2019-20 school year to the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education, from June 1, 2019, to August 1, 2019. Additionally, changes the date by which the State Board of Education must report the information submitted by the local boards to the specified NCGA committee, from July 1, 2019, to September 1, 2019.


  • Summary date: Jul 8 2019 - More information

    House committee substitute to the 3rd edition makes the following changes. 

    Amends GS 150B-1(e) further by also exempting from the contested case provisions of GS Chapter 150B the State Board of Education with respect to the renewal of charters under GS Chapter 115C, Article 14A. 


  • Summary date: Jun 25 2019 - More information

    House committee substitute to the 2nd edition makes the following changes. 

    Makes organizational changes by moving the existing provisions into new Parts and adds the following. 

    Adds that notwithstanding new GS 115C-84.2(a2) and (a3), local boards of education must submit the required report on school start and end dates with the information for the 2019-20 school year to the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education by June 1, 2019, and requires the State Board to then report that information to the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee by July 1, 2019. 

    Amends GS 115C-64.15 by amending the membership of the Education Workforce Innovation Commission by allowing designees of the following to serve in their place: Secretary of Commerce, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Chair of the State Board of Education, UNC President, and President of the North Carolina Community College System. 

    Amends GS 115C-268.1 to stagger the membership of the Professional Educator Preparation and Standards Commission by setting listed initial members' terms to expire August 31, 2019, and other listed members' terms to expire August 31, 2020. Makes additional conforming and clarifying changes. Applies to appointed members currently serving their terms on the Professional Educator Preparation and Standards Commission.

    Amends GS 150B-1 to exempt from the contested case provisions of GS Chapter 150B the State Board of Education with respect to the disapproval, termination, or nonrenewal of charters under GS Chapter 115C Article 14A.

    Amends the act's titles. 


  • Summary date: Apr 3 2019 - More information

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

    Amends GS 115C-84.2 to add to the reporting requirements under the Uniform Education Reporting System under GS 115C-12(18). Requires each local board of education to annually report by April 1 to the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education (State Board) the start and end dates of the instructional calendar for students for the next academic year for each school under its control, and identify the statutory exception authorizing an earlier start date for schools that start earlier than the Monday closest to August 26. Requires the State Board to annually report by June 15 the information submitted by the local boards to the specified NCGA committee, and identify all schools that start earlier than the Monday closest to August 26 and the statutory exception for the earlier start date. Requires the report for 2019-20 to be submitted by June 1, 2019, with the State Board's report due by July 1, 2019.


  • Summary date: Mar 21 2019 - More information

    Makes the following repeals: GS 116C-5(e) (annual reporting requirement of the Education Cabinet on STEM education priorities); Section 7.28(g) of SL 2007-323 (annual reporting requirement of the Education Cabinet on e-learning); GS 116-4(c) (annual reporting requirement of the Education Cabinet on First in America Innovative Education Initiatives); and Section 9.5(b) of SL 2017-57 (one-time reporting requirement of the State Board of Community Colleges on high-cost workforce courses, due March 1, 2019).

    Amends GS 116E-4 to make the Governmental Data Analytics Center's report on the North Carolina Longitudinal Data System due annually rather than quarterly, beginning July 1, 2019.

    Amends GS 115C-107.5 to make organizational and clarifying changes to the provisions, concerning the State Board's annual reporting requirement on the implementation of Article  9, Education of Children With Disabilities. Adds to the information the State Board must include in its annual report, integrating the information required of the annual reporting requirement of the State Board set out in Section 8.30 of SL 2015-241 regarding the development of any policies related to improving outcomes for elementary and secondary school students with disabilities. Moves the specified policy developments and implementations which must be reported under Section 8.30(b), now requiring they be included in the report required under GS 115C-107.5, as amended. Repeals Section 8.30(b) of SL 2015-241, thereby eliminating the annual reporting requirement of that provision.

    Amends GS 115C-156.2, modifying the annual reporting requirement of the State Board regarding career and technical education courses, to now include, beginning in 2019, information on the implementation of high school diploma endorsements, including adding college, career, and college and career endorsements to high school diplomas through evaluation of specified data, thereby integrating information required to be reported annually by the State Board under Section 1(b) of SL 2013-1 and GS 115C-12(40). Makes conforming deletions in Section 1(b) of SL 2013-1 and GS 115C-12(40).

    Amends GS 115D-5, to require the State Board of Community Colleges to consider whether a regional approach can be used when developing new programs and initiate new programs on a regional basis, thereby integrating the identical requirement set out in Section 8.2 of SL 2002-126. Eliminates the State Board of Community Colleges's annual reporting requirements set out in GS 115D-5(f) and GS Section 8.2 of SL 2002-126 regarding approval of new programs and program terminations. Instead, adds a new requirement to GS 115D-5 to require the State Board of Community Colleges to collect data on an annual basis on all new programs and program terminations it approved and any regionalization of programs during the year, including specified reasons for which each program was terminated or approved.

    Amends GS 115D-5, shifting the annual reporting requirement described concerning tuition waivers to the Community Colleges System Office (was, State Board of Community Colleges).

    Amends GS 115C-238.55, which requires the State Board and the governing board of cooperative innovative high schools to submit an annual joint report on the schools' evaluation. Establishes that the report must be combined with the evaluation of the Career and College Promise Program required by GS 115D-5(x). Places responsibility of submitting the combined report on the Community Colleges System Office. Makes conforming changes to GS 115D-5(x).

    Amends GS 115D-5.1, shifting the annual reporting requirement described concerning the Customized Training Program from the State Board of Community Colleges to the Community Colleges System Office. Adds that the report is to be submitted no later than September 1. Makes technical changes. 

    Amends GS 115D-9, shifting the annual reporting requirement described concerning capital improvement projects from the State Board of Community Colleges to the Community Colleges System Office. Adds that the report is to be submitted no later than October 1. Makes technical changes.

    Amends GS 115D-11.6 by amending the Apprenticeship Council’s reporting requirements to require that by September 1 of each year (was, no less than once a year) the Council must make a report through the Community Colleges System Office. Amends the entities that are to receive the report to now require that it be given to the Joint Legislative Education  Oversight Committee, chairs of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Education/Higher Education, and the chairs of the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee on Education (was, to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Agriculture and Natural and Economic Resources, chairs of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Agriculture, Natural and Economic Resources, and the chairs of the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee on Agriculture and Natural and Economic Resources). 

    Amends GS 126-8.3 by amending which entities must report annually on the voluntary shared leave program to include the Department of Public Instruction instead of the State Board of Education and the Community Colleges System Office instead of the State Board of Community Colleges. 

    Amends SL 2013-360, Section 8.21, to require Teach for America to submit updates to its annual report on program candidates, recruitment and retention, and financial accounting biannually instead of quarterly.

    Amends GS 115C-174.12 to require the State Board to submit its annual report on the statewide administration of the testing program by December 15 instead of November 1.

    Amends GS 115C-218.110 to require the State Board’s annual report on specified information concerning charter school effectiveness to be submitted by February 15 instead of January 15. 


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