Governmental Relations Resources


2015-16 Budget Info

Lawmakers are in the process of crafting the State budget for 2015-16. The House and Senate have each passed their versions of the budget and are now negotiating a compromise. Learn more about what is being proposed for K-12 public education in the two budgets through the links below.

  • Line-item funding adjustment comparisons: Click here
  • Comparison of the major provisions in House and Senate budgets: Click here
  • Teacher salary raises proposed for 2015-16 in the House budget: Click here
  • K-12 public education spending trends since 2008 per DPI: Click here

Fund 8/Local Fund Sharing w/ Charters

There is a renewed push at the General Assembly to change how school districts account for certain local monies and require that they be added to what must be shared with charter schools. Learn more about this issue below.

  • Background and Major Litigation: Click here
  • Categories of Monies Accounted for in Fund 8: Click here
  • Section 6 of SB 456 would expand the types of local funds that must be shared with charters. It is currently residing in the House Rules Committee.


Teacher Salaries

2014-15 Teacher Salary Schedule: Click here

   Charter Schools


12 charter applicants have been given approval to begin a planning year in anticipation of opening in 2016-17.

Current landscape

  • 145 operational charters
  • 13 brick-and-mortar charters scheduled to open in August 2015
  • 2 virtual charter pilots scheduled to open in August 2015

Click here to see where charters are located throughout the state.

NCSBA has published a report examining the different rules and laws that traditional public schools and charter schools must follow in North Carolina and posing some questions citizens and policymakers should be asking in considering these differences.



NCSBA Weekly Legislative Updates

Click here to read the most recent weekly legislative update issued by NCSBA.



North Carolina School Boards Action Center

Establishment Announcement and Funding Model - August 7, 2013


Update - October 11, 2013


Visit the Action Center website by clicking here.