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§ 2-221.1. Moratorium on certain data collection systems and data sets

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 24 P.S. EducationEffective: July 1, 2012

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 24 P.S. Education
Chapter 1. Public School Code of 1949 (Refs & Annos)
Article II. School Districts (Refs & Annos)
Subarticle (b). Powers and Duties, Etc.
Effective: July 1, 2012
24 P.S. § 2-221.1
§ 2-221.1. 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 following:
(i) The Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (Public Law 89-10, 20 U.S.C. § 6301 et seq.).
(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).1
(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 Stat. 572).2
(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 et seq.).
(vii) The Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-508, 42 U.S.C. § 9858 et seq.).
(viii) The Social Security Act (49 Stat. 620, 42 U.S.C. § 301 et seq.).
(ix) Any data pursuant to other Federal requirements and 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 required by the Department of Public Welfare to supervise, license or register a child-care provider under Articles IX and X of the act of June 13, 1967 (P.L. 31, No. 21),3 known as the “Public Welfare Code.”
(4) Information relating to background checks required in section 1114 and in 23 Pa.C.S. §§ 6344 (relating to information relating to prospective child-care personnel) and 6344.1 (relating to information relating to family day-care home residents).
(5) Information necessary for all payments or reimbursement by the Commonwealth.
(6) Information required to be reported pursuant to Article XIII-A of this act.
(7) Information which is voluntarily provided by an institution of higher education.
(b) The Department of Education and the Department of Public Welfare shall notify their affected program participants no later than August 1, 2011, of the data elements required to comply with the laws and programs identified in subsection (a).
(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, the Public Health and Welfare Committee of the Senate, the Education Committee of the House of Representatives and the Children and Youth 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.

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1949, March 10, P.L. 30, No. 14, art. II, § 221.1, added 2011, June 30, P.L. 112, No. 24, § 2, imd. effective. Amended 2012, June 30, P.L. 684, No. 82, § 6, effective July 1, 2012.

Footnotes

20 U.S.C.A. § 9601 et seq.
20 U.S.C.A. § 9802 et seq.
62 P.S. §§ 901 et seq., 1001 et seq.
24 P.S. § 1-111.
24 P.S. § 2-221.1, PA ST 24 P.S. § 2-221.1
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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