While many expected COVID-19 relief to be the biggest, if not only, topic to be tackled by legislators during this legislative short session, legislators have continued to file numerous education-related policy bills since reconvening on April 28. Legislators were given until last Thursday at 4PM to file most bills with a statewide impact; however, legislative leadership voted to extend the May 19th deadline for filing bills “affecting the State budget, including the budget of an occupational licensing board for FY 2020-21,” until Tuesday, May 26.
The State Board of Education met this morning to address new COVID-19 issues, such as remote learning plans and school nutrition funds, while also approving modifications to ongoing COVID-19 issues, such as licensure requirements and benefits policies. To review the highlight's from today's meeting, click on the "READ MORE" link.
Senate Bill 704: “COVID-19 Recovery Act” was signed into law by Governor Roy Cooper on 5/4/20. While S704 provides numerous relief items requested by the NC Association of School Administrators (NCASA), it does not include NCASA’s proposal for greater calendar flexibility. The summary that follows outlines the new calendar requirements contained in S704, as well as answers to commonly asked questions NCASA has received.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM NCASA Webinar: Supporting Exceptional Children During COVID-19
10:30 AM - 6:00 PM NCASA School Law & Policy Symposium
7:30 AM - 3:30 PM NCASA School Law & Policy Symposium