PRIOR PRINTER'S NO. 1685
PRINTER'S NO. 1959
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
INTRODUCED BY ELLIS, DENLINGER, BOYD, CALTAGIRONE, CHRISTIANA, CLYMER, P. COSTA, DELOZIER, DiGIROLAMO, EVANKOVICH, EVERETT, GERGELY, GINGRICH, GRELL, GROVE, HICKERNELL, KAUFFMAN, M. K. KELLER, KRIEGER, MARSICO, MILLARD, MILLER, MURPHY, O'NEILL, PICKETT, PYLE, QUIGLEY, RAPP, REED, REESE, SACCONE, SAYLOR, STEVENSON, TALLMAN, TAYLOR, TURZAI, VEREB, VULAKOVICH, GABLER, BROOKS AND SWANGER, APRIL 28, 2011
AS AMENDED ON SECOND CONSIDERATION, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, MAY 24, 2011
Amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), entitled "An
act relating to the public school system, including certain
provisions applicable as well to private and parochial
schools; amending, revising, consolidating and changing the
laws relating thereto," in school districts, providing for
moratorium on certain data collection systems and data sets.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. The act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known
as the Public School Code of 1949, is amended by adding a
section to read:
Section 223. Moratorium on Certain Data Collection Systems
and Data Sets.--(a) For the school years 2011-2012 and
2012-2013, the Department of Education and the Department of
Public Welfare shall suspend the collection of data through
Pennsylvania's Enterprise to Link Information for Children
Across Network (PELICAN) and the Pennsylvania Information
Management System (PIMS) except as follows:
(1) Information required to meet Federal mandates in the
(i) The Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965
(Public Law 89-10, 79 Stat. 27).
(ii) The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (Public
Law 91-230, 20 U.S.C. § 1400 et seq.).
(iii) The Educational Technical Assistance Act of 2002
(Public Law 107-279, 116 Stat. 1975).
(iv) Title VI of the America COMPETES Act or the America
Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in
Technology, Education, and Science Act (Public Law 110-69, 121
(v) The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
(Public Law 111-5, 123 Stat. 115).
(vi) The Head Start Act (Public Law 97-35, 42 U.S.C. § 9831
(vii) Any other Federal law in order to meet eligibility
requirements for Federal funds.
(2) Pennsylvania Value-Added Assessment System (PVAAS),
including any revisions or improvements made to the system.
(3) Information necessary for payments or reimbursement by
the Commonwealth under Article Articles XV-D and XXV.
(b) The Department of Education and the Department of Public
Welfare shall notify school entities their affected program
participants no later than August 1, 2011, of the data elements
to comply with the laws and programs identified in subsection
(c) By February 1, 2012, the Department of Education and the
Department of Public Welfare shall provide a report to the
Education Committee of the Senate and the Education Committee of
the House of Representatives which shall include the following:
(1) Category of the data to include the child, family,
program and staff.
(2) Data elements to be collected and the law requiring the
data and its intended use.
(3) Total funding expended as of December 2011, including
funding source to develop, implement and maintain the system.
(4) Long-term cost projections to administer and maintain
the information systems. The projections shall include costs to
the Commonwealth and the program participants.
(5) Any law needed to authorize the departments to collect,
use and distribute the information.
(d) The Department of Education and the Department of Public
Welfare shall not be required to complete reports that include
data elements within the moratorium of this section.
Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.