Legislative Alerts


June 24 Legislative Alert



Friday, June 24, 2016
Achievement School District Bill Passes Committee Legislation to require 5 of the lowest performing elementary schools to be transferred from their local school boards to for-profit charter management groups passed the Senate Education Committee this morning. HB 1080- Achievement School District as passed by the committee eliminates the Principal more»

June 17 Legislative Alert



Friday, June 17, 2016
High School Math Standards The Senate approved a measure this week directing school districts to offer two separate high school math tracks beginning in the 2018-19 school year. HB 657- Math Standard Course of Study Revisions establishes that students/parents in traditional public schools must have two options for high school/grade 8 math course more»

June 10 Legislative Alert



Friday, June 10, 2016
HB 539/Charter Fund Sharing Hearing The House K-12 Education Committee this week discussed but took no action on HB 539, legislation to require LEAs to transfer additional moneys to charter schools. Lawmakers shared their thoughts on the bill and then took public comment. The public comment period involved remarks from 13 individuals, including Guilford more»

May 27 Legislative Update



Friday, May 27, 2016
ASD Bill Passes Committee-House Vote Possible Next Week HB 1080- Achievement School District, passed out of the House K-12 Education Committee this week. The 18-11 vote came after a good deal of discussion about the wisdom of allowing for-profit charter management groups to take control of some low-performing public elementary schools. “Every year a more»

May 20 Legislative Update



Friday, May 20, 2016
Charter Advocates Continue to Push HB 539 The charter school community is continuing to push strongly for the House to concur with HB 539. While it remains important that you maintain contact with your House member(s) in opposition, it is also critical to be making local contacts to develop grassroots opposition to HB 539 within your communities. Reach more»

May 13 Legislative Update



Friday, May 13, 2016
*LEAs in Grave Danger of Losing Funds to Charters* HB 539 Update We know that HB 539- Charter School Funding, was discussed in the House Republican caucus this week. The charter community is continuing to make a hard push in the House to have this bill moved to the floor for a vote. It is critically important that you communicate with your House more»

May 6 Legislative Update



Friday, May 6, 2016
State Budget Update The Senate and House have agreed on a $22.225 billion spending target for the 2016-17 fiscal year State budget. This is approximately 0.5% smaller than the total State spending proposal put forward by Gov. McCrory. It also exceeds the 2% spending increase over the 2015-16 budget that the Senate leader has publicly mentioned. Agreeing more»

Apr 29 Legislative Update



Friday, April 29, 2016
Session Begins Lawmakers returned to Raleigh this week to formally begin the 2016 legislative “short” session. Most of the week’s business focused on bill filings and committee hearings. Appropriations committees met to learn more details about the Governor’s budget proposals (see below). There will be a few new faces in the more»
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