NCSBA Legislative Updates – September 1, 2023

NCSBA Legislative Updates – September 1, 2023

As we begin the new school year, districts across the state are waiting on a state budget. Legislators are expected to reconvene the week of September 11th – it was the expectation of the House and Senate leadership before their two week break that the state budget would be released upon their return.

While there is no legislative action to report, the weekly update still has you covered with regard to fun stuff to read at the beach over Labor Day. Every year we publish our legislative session summaries. These summaries break down every education-related bill – both statewide and local – that has become law. The summaries will be regularly updated to include the new budget and any other education-related legislation between now and the end of session. Click here to read this year’s session summary.

The Consortium of State School Boards Association’s (COSSBA) federal education report is taking a break as Congress is on its annual August recess. New updates will be published after Labor Day

The following are recent news articles, reports, and press releases on state and national education-related issues.

State News
News & Observer: NC Has a School Bus Driver Shortage. Gov. Cooper Says Over $1M Is Needed To Fix It
News & Record: Guilford County School Ranked As Best Public High School In Nation
Charlotte Observer: Diocese of Charlotte Says NC Catholic School Enrollment Is Hitting New Records
Rocky Mount Telegram: State Education Superintendent Addresses Local Educators
NC Health News: NC Students Fell Behind In Required Vaccinations During the Pandemic. Some – Not All – Are Catching Up
NC Health News: As Climate Change Makes Excessive Heat More Routine, NC Schools Forced To Weigh Student, Athlete Safety
WFAE: Gov. Roy Cooper Comes To Charlotte To Address Statewide Bus Driver Shortages
WFAE: As Classes Resume In Sweltering Heat, Many Schools Lack Air Conditioning
WFAE: Schools Scramble For Scarce Teachers As Kids Stream Back to NC Classrooms
Education NC: Public Schools Promising Practices Heading Into the New School Year

National News
K-12 Dive: Voters Dissatisfied With Local School Boards
Education Week: School District’s Anti-CRT Resolution Prompts Lawsuit From Teachers and Students
Education Week: Third Grade Reading Retention: Why the Research Is Complicated

There are no committee meetings until the legislature reconvenes in mid-September.
Bruce Mildwurf
Director of Governmental Relations
NC School Boards Association

Madison Skeens
Assistant Director of Governmental Relations
NC School Boards Association

Rob Black
Assistant Director of Governmental Relations
NC School Boards Association

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