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Budget Technical Corrections Include Intent To Fund Enhancement Teachers

As part of the K-3 class size compromise as passed earlier this session, the General Assembly stated its intention to create a separate allotment for program enhancement teachers in 2018-2019. The intention language was included in the Senate's proposed budget, but was inadvertently left out of the final budget compromise. NCASA alerted Senate membership that the language was not included in the final budget passed last week and asked if the intention language could be included in a technical corrections bill. NCASA thanks the Senate for including the language in the budget technical corrections bill, House Bill 538, already approved by the Senate and set to gain final approval in the House later today or early tomorrow morning.


Other changes to the budget made through the budget technical corrections bill includes: 

  • Change of the effective date for reimbursement of mandated street improvements LEAs make for school construction. This change was made at the suggestion of Davie County Schools.
  • Removal of requirement that school cybersecurity improvement plans to include building security programs.
  • Allowing the Superintendent of Public Instruction to remove the Associate Superintendent for any reason, not just in the event of incapacity to serve.
  • Inclusion of Halifax County Schools to the NC STEM residential program.

Elimination of assessment of instructional costs associated with space requirements.

Adam Pridemore