Legislative Alerts

2016 Legislative Summary and Narrative

Monday, July 25, 2016
NCSBA has assembled the following documents to give you an overview of how the 2016 legislative session affected local school boards and public schools. 2016 legislative summary: summaries of all the relevant bills and budget provisions enacted in the 2016 session that impact local school boards and public schools. Note that some bills on the list have more»

July 1 Legislative Alert

Friday, July 1, 2016
NCSBA Legislative Update July 1, 2016 Adjournment Lawmakers are wrapping up the 2016 session. They are finalizing legislative work and are expected to end the 2016 session today. 2016-17 Budget A compromise budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year was released to the public on Monday. The Senate has passed the budget. The House gave final approval today and more»

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»

June 3 Legislative Update

Friday, June 3, 2016
ASD Bill Passes House HB 1080- Achievement School District, passed the House Thursday by a vote of 60-49 (click here to see the final vote tally). There was a good deal of debate on the floor about the wisdom of transferring some of the lowest performing public schools to for-profit charter operators. A number of members crossed party lines in the vote. 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»
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