Bill Summary for H 1032 (2023-2024)

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May 6 2024

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View NCGA Bill Details2023-2024 Session
House Bill 1032 (Public) Filed Thursday, May 2, 2024
Intro. by Johnson, Willis, Blackwell, Chesser.

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Enacts new Part 7, Academic Transparency, in GS Chapter 115, consisting of new GS 115C-76.75. Requires a public school’s governing board to make sure the following is prominently displayed on the school website, organized at least by subject area and grade level: (1) all lesson plans, as defined, used must be posted online no later than 10 days after the lesson was given; (2) for all public school units, any procedures for the documentation, review, or approval of the lesson plans, including course materials identified in those plans, by the principal, curriculum administrators, or other teachers; (3) for all public school units, the procedure established by the governing board for requesting an in-person review of course material not publicly available on the internet; and (4) for all public school units, a list of teacher and staff training materials and activities used at each school during the current school year. Requires that access from the website of the public school unit to the required information required be available at all times. Requires maintaining public access to the information for two calendar years from the date the material is posted. Requires the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to make templates available to schools. Excludes from these requirements a governing body that is responsible for the operation of schools with fewer than 30 students cumulatively. Allows a teacher or staff member to request that their personal title and last initial be used instead of their full name when posting publicly available material. Defines lesson plan as an outline of: (1) the instruction provided by a teacher for a course that includes a list of (i) all course materials assigned, distributed, or otherwise presented in the course and (ii) when students must select course materials from a defined list, all course materials on that list and (2) each grade- or school-wide presentation, assembly, lecture, or other activity or event facilitated by the school during instructional hours outside of an individual teacher's classroom, excluding student presentations (including a list of each presenter by name and organization and any course material used or presented). Also defines the terms action-oriented civics learning assignments or projects (as used in the definition of supplemental materials), course materials, instructional materials, and supplemental materials.

Enacts new GS 116-69.3 requiring the Board of Trustees of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts to ensure that information about course materials is prominently displayed on the school's website for all elementary, middle, and high school programs.

Amends GS 116-235 by requiring the information about course materials be prominently displayed on the website of a laboratory school.

Appropriates $10,000 in recurring funds for 2024-25 from the General Fund to the Department of Public Instruction for oversight and enforcement of this act.

Applies beginning with the 2024-25 school year.