Governmental Relations Resources
2016-17 Budget Info
Lawmakers are in the process of developing adjustments to the 2nd of year of the biennium budget. A $22.225 billion overall spending target has been agreed to.
2015-17 Budget Info
For local school districts, the 2015-17 biennium budget:
Line-item funding adjustments : Click here
Comparison of the major provisions in the budget for K-12: Click here
Teacher salary raises for 2015-16: Click here
K-12 public education spending trends since 2008 per DPI: Click here
There is a renewed push at the General Assembly to change how school districts account for certain LEA monies and require that they be added to what must be shared with charter schools.
HB 539 is currently pending in the NC General Assembly. It would require school districts to share with charters: indirect costs, including for child nutrition; gifts/grants unless donor specifies that the money should not go to charters; federal grants and appropriations; reimbursements such as E-Rate; and sales tax refunds regardless of how distributed
HB 539 could come up at any time during the 2016 session.
County Commissioners & Lawsuits
A pending bill would place a 5-year moratorium on the authority of local school boards to initiate legal challenges to appropriations from county commissioners. The bill is HB 561.
Achievement School Districts
Legislation is being considered to form a new entity that would remove up to 5 continually low-performing schools from the jurisdiction of their local school boards and place them under the authority of charter school operators.
NCSBA Weekly Legislative Updates
Click here to read the most recent weekly legislative update issued by NCSBA.
North Carolina School Boards Action Center
Visit the NC School Boards Action Center website by clicking here.