Parents, Are You Watching Data Collection Expansion Bills #HB401 and #HB767?

I sounded the alarm several weeks ago on HB 401, which is titled “Authorize Data Sharing for NCLDS”.   This bill will give multiple state agencies access to student data stored in the Statewide Longitudinal Database System (SLDS).

From what I understand, HB 401 will heard by Rules, Calendar, and Operations committee of the House tomorrow.  So will a related bill, HB767 (SB560).

HB767’s purpose is “AN ACT TO RECODIFY, REORGANIZE, AND CLARIFY THE PROVISIONS OF THE GOVERNMENT DATA ANALYTICS CENTER STATUTE.”

This includes student data:

 

(2)        Powers and duties of the GDAC.duties. – The State CIO shall, through the GDAC, do all of the following:

a.         Continue and coordinate ongoing enterprise data integration efforts, including:

1. The deployment, support, technology improvements, and expansion for the Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Automated Data System (CJLEADS).

2. The pilot and subsequent phase initiative for the North Carolina Financial Accountability and Compliance Technology System (NCFACTS).

3. Individual‑level student data and workforce data from all levels of education and the State workforce.

4. Other capabilities capabilities as developed as part of the initiative.by the GDAC.

By the way, a little birdy told me that NC Dept. of Public Instruction is in Washington, D.C. today presenting on the P20-W Database.

About A.P. Dillon

A.P. Dillon is a freelance journalist and is currently writing at The North State Journal. She resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Find her on Twitter: @APDillon_
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