Sidney Clark, Shanksville-Stonycreek School District
As part of Act 86 of 2016, there is now a Data Collection Reduction Advisory Committee that has been created by the State Board of Education.
This committee is to be made up of various business managers and administrators from public education, vocational schools, IUs and charter/cyber schools along with PDE and legislative representatives from both the House and Senate.
This committee will serve in a consultative role with the Board to study and make recommendations related to public school entity data requirements. Specifically, the committee is charged with the following:
- Reviewing existing data collection requirements in the areas of finance, human resources, food services, transportation, child accounting, athletics, health and special education
- Considering whether the data has a valuable purpose to inform policymakers and the public about the operation of public school entities
- Identifying data collection requirements that are redundant, overly burdensome or no longer necessary
- Issuing a report of its findings and recommendations to the Chairmen and Minority Chairmen of the House and Senate Education committees