AN ACT TO ALLOW GRADUATING SENIORS IN UNION COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO RECEIVE NUMERIC GRADES ON TRANSCRIPTS. SL 2020-13. Enacted June 11, 2020. Effective June 11, 2020.
Summary date: Jun 11 2020 - View Summary
Summary date: Jun 2 2020 - View Summary
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Limits the scope of the act to the Union County Public School System and the Union County Board of Education (Board) only, rather defining the scope to include all systems and local boards of education. Expands the authorization's notwithstanding clause to include GS 116-11(10a), regarding standardized transcripts and secondary and postsecondary information exchange. Concerning the authority granted to the Board to allow each graduating senior to choose how each course grade appears on transcripts, specifies that the options are for how the grades will appear on the student's official transcript. Further specifies that the numeric option includes the grade during the remainder of the semester through remote instruction if it is higher than the grade representing learning as of March 13, 2020, only if numeric grades were given during remote instruction.
Eliminates the appropriation and accompanying provisions.
Changes the act's titles.
Summary date: May 26 2020 - View Summary
Identical to S 842, filed 5/26/2020.
Gives a local board of education authority, in its discretion, for spring courses during the 2019-20 school year, to choose one of the following for how each course grade will appear on transcripts: (1) numeric grade, defined as the highest of the grade representing learning as of March 13, 2020, or the grade as improved during the remainder of the semester through remote instruction; or (2) Pass or Withdrawal, as appropriate.
Appropriates $10,000 in nonrecurring funds for 2019-21 from the General Fund to the Department of Public Instruction to implement the requirements of this act, including ensuring that the appropriate codes are available in PowerSchool for senior grade entry.
Reenacts and incorporates by the reference the State Budget Act, GS Chapter 143C.
Provides for the continued validity of 2019 legislation appropriating funds to an agency covered by the act unless expressly repealed or amended.
Deems the act to supersede any conflicting provision of HB 966 (2019 Appropriations Act) or the specified Committee Report.