House Bill 839 — Public School Reporting Reform — recognizes that school administrators are often overburdened with the redundant and often non-essential paperwork required by the Department of Public Instruction and other various state and federal agencies. HB839 will help make the job of educators easier by lessening that load.
The General Assembly has asked school superintendents from across the state to work together in regional groups to review the hundreds of rules and regulations they must contend with every day to determine whether they should be kept, revised, studied further or simply repealed.
The primary objective behind HB839 is to allow school administrators to make more effective use of their time and re-channel valuable resources to educating children instead. The legislation stipulates that administrative paperwork tasks, both traditional and electronic, be made as efficient as possible.
Over the last several months, the legislature has listened closely to superintendents, principals, and teachers across the state to determine the best path forward. HB839 is one result of that process.
The bill passed the House unanimously and now awaits consideration in the Senate.