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LEGISLATIVE NEWS

  • Lawmakers Consider Changes to Retirement Options, Facing Strong Opposition

    State lawmakers are currently considering a bill that has been drawing statewide concern from state employees and educators due to its proposed elimination of popular retirement options for future state retirees, as well as its proposed implementation of anti-pension spiking provisions.

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  • Principal Double Bonus Clarification & ADM Hold Harmless Expansion Makes Legislative Headway

    A technical corrections bill clarifying language in the principal bonus statute has been passed in the NC House of Representatives. The committee substitute to Senate Bill 469 contains various technical corrections, including a provision which seeks to expand eligibility for the principal double bonus to principals previously excluded due to ambiguity in the original double bonus law. Legislators approved an amendment to the bill on the House floor today after some education groups expressed concerns that the technical corrections bill did not go far enough in clarifying the double bonus statute. While many legislators have been receptive to fixing the issue, the amended bill still must pass in the Senate.

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  • FAST NC Raises $78K For Hurricane Recovery, First Round of Disbursements Announced

    Members of the FAST NC Steering Committee attended the monthly State Board of Education meeting on Thursday to provide Board members and the public with updates to FAST NC—Florence Aid to Students and Teachers.

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  • NCASA Advocates for Principal Double Bonus Clarification

    The NCASA Advocacy Team has been working determinedly at the General Assembly over the past few days to clarify an issue regarding double bonus awards for some principals who previously have been ruled ineligible.

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