Governmental Relations Resources



2015-16 Budget Info

A compromise State budget for the 2015-17 fiscal biennium has been enacted. For local school districts, this budget:

  • Retains teacher assistant funding at the 2014-15 level.
  • Keeps State funding for driver education.
  • Raises salary levels for years 0-4 teachers to $35,000.
  • Fully funds ADM growth.
  • Lowers Grade 1 class size ratios in 2016-17 to 1:16.
  • Enacts several measures to address low-performing schools.

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

Fund 8/Local Fund Sharing w/ Charters

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. 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 funds that must be shared with charters. It is currently residing in the House Rules Committee and could be taken up in the 2016 session.
  • HB 593 would also expand the types of monies that must be shared with charter schools. It passed the Senate and could be taken up in the 2016 session.


   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

Update to Bylaws - October 11, 2013


Visit the Action Center website by clicking here.