Bill Summary for H 720 (2011-2012)

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Apr 6 2011
S.L. 2011-379

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View NCGA Bill Details2011-2012 Session
House Bill 720 (Public) Filed Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Intro. by Murry, Blust, Brandon.

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Amends GS 115C-12 to (1) require the State Board of Education (BOE) to permit schools and local board of education to submit all reports due to the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) electronically; (2) direct the BOE and DPI to consolidate all plans that affect the school community, including school improvement plans, school safety/discipline plans, and others, and post the consolidated plan on each school’s Web site; (3) require the BOE to report to the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee by November 15 of each year on the reports it has consolidated or eliminated for the upcoming school year; and (4) require the BOE to adopt policies to streamline the process for local school administrative units to apply for state funding.
Amends GS 115C-47(18) to (1) direct each local board of education to identify software protocols that could be used to minimize repetitious data entry by teachers prior to the beginning of each school year; (2) appoint a person or establish a local paperwork control committee to monitor all reports and other paperwork required of teachers by the central office and to monitor teachers’ access to software protocols that minimize repetitious data entry; and (3) make other conforming changes.
Amends GS 115C-105.27 to specify that a local school administrative unit is not required to prepare an additional plan if a school improvement plan adequately covers the other plan that the local administrative unit is otherwise required to prepare.
Directs the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), in consultation with the More at Four Program and the Smart Start Program, to review all reporting requirements imposed on the public schools relating to the operations of the programs and child care regulation requirements and to reduce the frequency of reporting as appropriate. Requires DHHS to report to the General Assembly on its implementation by October 1, 2011.
Repeals GS 115C-102.6C and GS 115C-102.6D(d).
Amends GS 115C-102.7 to eliminate requirement that DPI randomly check local school system technology plans to ensure that local school administrative units are implementing their plans as approved.
Amends GS 115C-302.1(b) to specify that teachers may only be paid for the days employed as of a set pay date. Prohibits payment for a full month when days employed are less than a full month.
Repeals GS 115C-105.41.
Applies beginning with the 2011-12 school year.