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On The Governor’s Desk

Elizabeth Yelverton | NCASA Legal Affairs & Policy Manager 

The following bills were signed into law by the Governor or presented to the Governor to be signed into law this week: 

 

HB107: PED OVERSIGHT/EPP CHANGES (=S.L. 2019-149)

This law:

  • Removes the performance standard related to the quality of students entering the EPP, and instead only include it in the annual performance report.
  • Requires the State Board to study establishing a performance standard for EPPs based on the two-year retention rate for EPP completers initially licensed and employed in a North Carolina public school.
  • Requires an EPP to be sanctioned if it fails to meet performance standards for any one sex, race, or ethnicity demographic group over a multi-year period.
  • Directs the State Board to adopt a rule to establish a small group exception for circumstances in which individually identifiable data may be revealed; and
  • Directs the State Board, in consultation with DPI and PEPSC, to consider certain information and include specific factors in the development of a formulaic, performance-based weighted model.
  • STATUS: Signed into law 7/22

 

HB362:  15 POINT SCALE FOR SCHOOL PERFORMANCE GRADES (=S.L. 2019-154)

This law makes permanent the 15-point school performance grading scale and directs the State Board of Education to study and make recommendations regarding the current school performance grading model.

  • STATUS: Signed into law 7/22

 

HB411: MODIFY SCHOOL QUAL./STUDENT SUCCESS INDICATOR (=S.L. 2019-142)

This law combines career and college readiness indicators for both school performance grades required under State law, as well as for federal reporting purposes under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA); Also requires the State Board of Education to include additional career and college readiness information on annual school report cards.

  • STATUS: Signed into law 7/19

 

HB668: VARIOUS HIGHER EDUCATION CHANGES (=S.L. 2019-139)

This law authorizes community colleges to use adequate insurance coverage instead of bonds for State funds and property; Renames the UNC Center For Public Television; Authorizes the Board of Governors to establish certain lease purchase agreement policies; and allows evidence of NC high school graduation for in state tuition purposes.

  • STATUS: Signed into law 7/19

 

SB301:  REGIONAL SCHOOL MODIFICATIONS

The bill directs the participating unit to first adopt a resolution requesting withdrawal from the regional school and submit the resolution to the regional school Board of Directors (BoD). Following a public comment period, the BoD may conditionally approve the withdrawal resolution with a vote of at least two-thirds membership. Finally, the resolution is submitted to the State Board of Education for further public comment and possible approval of the withdrawal resolution by a majority vote.

  • STATUS: Presented to the Governor 7/24

 

SB366:  9TH/10TH GRADE/COLLEGE TRANSFER PATHWAYS

The ratified version of the bill expands student academic transition pathway options by permitting enrollment in college courses for certain freshmen and sophomore high school students in the areas of (i) industrial and engineering technologies, (ii) agriculture and natural resources, (iii) transportation technology, (iv) construction, or (v) business technologies. It also requires the State Board of Education to weigh work experience and industry recognized licenses/credentials over educational attainment level, in creating the criteria for hiring adjunct career and technical education teachers.

  • STATUS: Presented to the Governor 7/24

 

SB392:  VARIOUS CHARTER SCHOOL CHANGES

This bill would increase the enrollment cap for virtual charter schools to 3,000 students and allow the State Board to waive the cap entirely in the eighth year of the school’s operation. The bill would also allow the Superintendent of Public Instruction to approve facility bonds for charter schools, change the renewal standards for charter schools, and require background checks for charter school boards of directors.

  • STATUS: Presented to the Governor 7/19

 

 

 

Elizabeth
eyelverton@ncasa.net
919-828-1426