K-12 Education Legislative Update - Saturday, August 10, 2019

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K12 Education Legislation Update

Vision: Every public school student will graduate ready for post-secondary education and work, prepared to be a globally engaged and productive citizen through access to needed resources and rigor.
Mission: The State Board of Education will use its constitutional authority to lead and uphold the system of public education in North Carolina that guarantees every student in this state an opportunity to receive a sound basic education.

August 10, 2019 

The Week In Review and Looking Forward into Next Week


Budget Stalemate - Education Bills Fast Paced


With no movement on the budget and little public conversation about last year’s continuing budget resolution, it remains unclear what the General Assembly’s plan is moving forward. Despite the budget inaction, education bills continued moving this week. Multiple bills passed in the House and were sent to the Senate, including SB 199: Child Sex Abuse/Strengthen Laws, SB 230: NC Military and Veterans Act of 2019, and SB 295: Standards of Student Conduct.  Several high profile education bills calendared in the Senate were withdrawn and referred to the Senate Education Committee.  These included SB 5: School Safety Omnibus, SB 123: Geo Iso Sch/Transp Eff Buff/Currituck Cty Sch. and SB 522: Low-Perf. Schools/Stand. Student Conduct.  Highlights of these bills can be found below.


The State Board of Education, Department of Public Instruction and schools around the state are busy gearing up for the 2019-2020 K-12 Public School year.  The State Board held their August meeting this week while the General Assembly adopted Ch. Res 2019-14: (SJR 687) SBOE Confirmation/Jt. Session.  This bill provides for a Joint Session of the General Assembly to act on confirmation of the appointments by the Governor of new members to the State Board of Education.


During the SBE August meeting, Board members discussed large action items such as details on the implementation of S219 Modify Teacher Licensure Requirements and H107 PED Oversight/EPP Changes.  In addition, the Board received updates on the 4th Level Math standards setting, Innovative Assessment Pilot, Computer Science Initiative and the SBE Strategic Plan.   The Regional Teachers of the Year and Regional Principals of the Year were recognized and congratulated by Board Members.  The 2019 Superintendent, Principal and Teacher of the Year were welcomed in their new roles as advisors to the SBE. Immediately following the adjournment of the meeting on Thursday, a well-attended reception was hosted by outgoing TOY Freebird McKinney and Western Regional TOY Julie Pittman for the incoming TOYs and legislators. SBE meeting agendas, materials and audio are included below, as well as details on the teacher reception with our North Carolina General Assembly members.


At this time no Education committee meetings have been scheduled for next week and no education bills have been placed on any calendars for action. The most recent version of the General Assembly Legislative Calendar can be found here.


State Board of Education Meets


GA Takes Action Required for Filling Board Seats


NC State Board of Education Seal

The State Board of Education held their monthly meeting this week on Wednesday, August 7 and Thursday, August 8.  The agendas can be found through the links below:

  • Agenda for August 7 located here.
  • Agenda for August 8 located here.
  • Audio for these meetings can be found here.


The North Carolina Constitution Section 15 declares “The people have a right to the privilege of education, and it is the duty of the State to guard and maintain that right.”  Article IX Section 4 of the Constitution further outlines the makeup of the Board and the responsible party for making any such appointments.  It also requires that the General Assembly confirm appointments for Board members filling expired terms.  The Board currently has seats for which the terms have expired that are now vacant, previously filled by Tricia Willoughby and Wayne McDevitt.  There are two additional seats for which the terms have expired but were filled prior to the expiration by J.B. Buxton and Jill Camnitz.  Any permanent appointments to the seats are subject to the confirmation of the General Assembly which must be done in a Joint Session.


On Friday, Ch. Res 2019-14: (SJR 687) SBOE Confirmation/Jt. Session became Chaptered Resolution 2019-14.  This bill provides for a Joint Session of the General Assembly to act on confirmation of the appointments by the Governor of new members to the State Board of Education. 


”The State Board of Education shall consist of the Lieutenant Governor, the Treasurer, and eleven members appointed by the Governor, subject to confirmation by the General Assembly in joint session.  The General Assembly shall divide the State into eight educational districts.  Of the appointive members of the Board, one shall be appointed from each of the eight educational districts and three shall be appointed from the State at large.  Appointments shall be for overlapping terms of eight years.  Appointments to fill vacancies shall be made by the Governor for the unexpired terms and shall not be subject to confirmation."


SBE 8.8.2019


Important Budget Resources

  • HB 961: Ensuring Authorization of Federal Funds
  • HB 111: Supplemental Appropriations Act
  • DPI School Business: Operating after July 1 Without a Budget.
  • K-12 Education Budget Overview here.
  • Governor's Veto Statement here.
  • HB 966: Ratified Conference Report
  • Updated "Money" Report (Conference Report) here.
  • Conference Committee Members here.
  • DPI Financial & Business Services: Budget Comparison here
  • DPI Financial & Business Services: Summary of Budget here.
  • HB 966: 2019 Appropriations Act (Senate v6)
  • "Money" Report - 3rd Edition (Senate) here.
  • Senate Appropriations/Base Budget Amendments here.
  • HB 966: 2019 Appropriations Act (House v4)
  • Committee "Money" Report - 2nd Edition (House) here.
  • Education Items in the Governor's budget here
  • Highlights of the NC Public School Budget 2019 here.
  • NC State Board of Education Budget Response here.
  • NC Department of Public Instruction #NC2030 vision here.
  • Public School Capital Outlays Chart here.
  • North Carolina School Finances website here.

2019 New K-12 Education Laws


Court of Law


  1. SL 2019-11: (HB 263) Fill Vacancies/Modify 2018 Appointments
    • Appoints Jeannette Butterworth of Henderson County to the North Carolina Charter Schools Advisory Board for a term expiring on June 30, 2021.
  2. SL 2019-22: (HB 646) ID Approval/Flex Muni One-Stop  BILL SUMMARY
    • Requires the head of a university, college, or K-12 school to submit sufficient documentation for voting identification card approval; amends the criteria school entities must meet for approval of ID card use.
  3. SL 2019-38: (SB 448) Amend Appt For Compact on Education/Military  BILL SUMMARY
    • Removes the requirement that the compact commissioner for the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children be a licensed NC attorney who represents a local board of education; rather the Governor appoints the individual.
  4. SL 2019-51: (HB 57) Create Term for Public Schs. & Codify NCVPS  BILL SUMMARY
    • Defines the term "public school unit" and codifies past session laws for the North Carolina Virtual Public School (NCVPS) program in the education chapter of the General Statutes (115C).
  5. SL 2019-55: (HB 664) myFutureNC/Postsecondary Attainment Goal  BILL SUMMARY
    • Establishes a postsecondary educational attainment goal for the State to ensure the State remains economically competitive now and into the future. The State will make significant efforts to increase access to learning so that by 2030, 2,000,000 residents between the ages of 25 and 44 will have completed a high-quality credential or postsecondary degree.
  6. SL 2019-60: (SB 227) TP3/Principal Fellows Consolidation  BILL SUMMARY
    • Maintains existing administration of the Transforming Principal Preparation Program (TP3) until it is repealed in 2021; expands the Principal Fellows Consolidation to include the TP3.
  7. SL 2019-63: (SB 674) Surry Co./Mt. Airy/Elkin City/Bd. Ed Partisan  BILL SUMMARY
    • Changes the method of election for the local Boards of Education in the above listed localities from nonpartisan to partisan and alters vacancy filing process.
  8. SL 2019-71: (SB 219) Modify Teacher Licensing Requirements  BILL SUMMARY
    • Makes various changes to statutes regarding the testing for the initial professional teacher (IPL) licensure; creates one-year extension for IPL for certain teachers; creates a limited teaching license for out-of-state teachers; authorizes local boards of education to determine commensurate pay level; and reduce the lifetime teaching license requirement from 50 to 30 years.
  9. SL 2019-76: (SB 556) GSC People First Language 2019  GENERAL COMMENTS
    • Updates General Statues relating to the provision of services with people first language by changing the phrase "mental retardation" to "intellectual disability" or "intellectual or other developmental disability".
  10. SL 2019-78: (SB 88) Electrician Requirements for Certain Orgs  BILL SUMMARY
    • Local boards of education (LEAs) may employ licensed electrical contractors.
  11. SL 2019-81: (HB 656) Medicaid Changes for Transformation  BILL SUMMARY
    • Makes adjustments to the Medicaid and Health Choice appeals statutes, and other laws pertaining to Medicaid and Health Choice, in order to implement Medicaid Transformation and contracts with Prepaid Health Plans.
  12. SL 2019-82: (HB 924) Teacher Contract Changes  BILL SUMMARY
    • Clarifies the amount of time a teacher must work for an LEA in order to be eligible for an extended employment contract.  Adds a new course in economics and personal finance as a graduation requirement for students.
  13. SL 2019-87: (HB 886) Study Participation of Operators in NC Pre-K  BILL SUMMARY
    • Requires DHHS, Division of Child Development and Early Education to complete a study of four- and five-star centers that are not participating in NC Pre-K in order to identify the challenges associated with becoming an NC Pre-K site.
  14. SL 2019-91: (HB 770) Freedom to Work/OLB Reform  BILL SUMMARY
    • Defines a "State agency licensing board."  Clarifies standards for a licensing board's use of an applicant's criminal history in making determinations.
  15. SL 2019-102: (HB 134) Filling Vacancy/Onslow County Board of Comm.
    • Changes the manner of election of the Stokes County Board of Education from nonpartisan to partisan and to make the terms of all members four years.
  16. SL 2019-110: (SB 399) Rehire High-Need Teachers  BILL SUMMARY
    • Permits retired teachers to return to work in certain high-needs schools without adversely impacting their retirement benefits.
  17. SL 2019-120: (SB 500) Modify Advanced Math Course Enrollment  BILL SUMMARY
    • Beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, makes certain modifications to the implementation of advanced math courses offered when practicable for grades six and higher. Requires an annual report on the number and demographics of students eligible for advanced math courses.
  18. SL 2019-122: (SB 686) Appointments Bill 2019 (Specific terms are listed in the session law)
    • Stephen Griffin of Durham County, Thomas Luckadoo of Catawba County, Richard L. Purcell of Mecklenburg County, Craig Hagood of Wake County, and Judith E. Irwin of Johnston County are appointed to the North Carolina Education and Workforce Innovation Commission.
    • W. Lentz Brewer of New Hanover County and Michael "Greg" Patterson of Wake County are appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Teachers' and State Employees' Retirement System.
    • Lawrence H. "Larry" Chewning, III, of Nash County and Lisa Grimes of Wake County are appointed to the State Health Plan for Teachers and State Employees Board of Trustees.
    • Mariann Tillery of Guilford County and Dr. Jennifer W. Olson of Wake County are appointed to the North Carolina Teaching Fellows Commission.
    • Lauren Genesky of Wake County, Meaghan Loftus of Mecklenburg County, Patrick Miller of Greene County, Hank Weddington of Catawba County, Anthony Graham of Guilford County, Glenda Jones of Mecklenburg County, Dr. Michael Maher of Wake County, and Ellen McIntyre of Mecklenburg County are appointed to the North Carolina Professional Educator Preparation and Standards Commission.
    • Dr. Charles Westley Wood of Wilkes County, Dr. Van O. Dempsey, III, of New Hanover County, Dr. Connie O. Locklear of Robeson County, Samuel H. Houston, Jr., of Wake County, Michael D. Hicks of Union County, Dr. Virginia Ann Bullock of Alamance County, Aaron Fleming of Harnett County, and Joseph W. Childers of Stokes County are appointed to the North Carolina Professional Educator Preparation and Standards Commission. 
  19. SL2019-129: (HB 735) Adopt Rules Incorporating 2017 Food Code  BILL SUMMARY
    • Authorizes the Commission for Public Health to adopt rules incorporating all or part of the most recent edition of the United States Food and Drug Administration Food Code.
  20. SL 2019-139: (HB 668) Various Higher Education Changes  BILL SUMMARY
    • Graduation from a North Carolina high school is permissible evidence that the student's residence is the parent's residence for establishing residency for in state tuition purposes for North Carolina community colleges and universities. However, this evidence alone does not establish legal residence in the State.
  21. SL 2019-142: (HB 411) Modify School Qual./Student Success Indicator
    • Combines the Career and College Readiness indicators used for school performance grades and for the purpose of compliance with federal law for grades nine through twelve, to require the State Board of Education to include additional Career and College Readiness information on annual report cards.
  22. SL 2019-149: (HB 107) PED Oversight/EPP Changes
    • Makes changes to the Educator Preparation Program performance standards and data reporting system.
  23. SL 2019-154: (HB 362) 15-Point Scale For School Performance Grades  BILL SUMMARY
    • Adopts a fifteen-point scale in the determination of school performance grades, requires SBE to adopt emergency rules in preparation for permanent rule making, and directs SBE to study the reporting methods used for school accountability purposes on the NC annual school report cards.  
  24. SL 2019-165: (SB 343) Various Education Law Changes  BILL SUMMARY
    • Changes to various education reports including date changes, repeals of certain reports, and modifications of information to be reported. Clarifies the Education Workforce Innovation Commission's membership; staggers the appointments to the Professional Educator Preparation and Standards Commission; and exempt the State Board's charter actions from contested case provisions.
  25. SL 2019-166: (SB 391) Expand Youth Internship Opportunities  BILL SUMMARY
    • Creates an exception to the prohibition on youth participating in occupations found detrimental by the Commissioner of Labor for youth aged 16 to 18 who are participating in a supervised, practice experience.
  26. SL 2019-167: (SB 478) Modify Appointment Reporting
    • Modifies the reporting requirement for gender-proportionate appointments to certain boards and commissions.  
  27. SL 2019-176: (HB 922) Enhance Insurance Coverage/Educ. Buildings  BILL SUMMARY
    • Authorizes a Type I transfer and consolidation of the School Insurance Fund Section of DPI that oversees the management and operation of a system of insurance for public education property, to the Department of Insurance (DOI), as well as a transfer of the Public School Insurance Fund to DOI.  Local boards of education, regional schools, and community colleges would also be required to purchase flood insurance for all educational property.
  28. SL 2019-177: (HB 264) GSC Technical Corrections 2019 
    • The Juvenile court counselor shall deliver verbal and written notification of actions to the principal of the school that the juvenile attends.
  29. SL 2019-184: (SB 301) Regional School Modifications  BILL SUMMARY
    • Creates a withdrawal process for participating units from a regional school.
  30. SL 2019-185: (SB 366) 9th/10th Grade/College Transfer Pathways  BILL SUMMARY
    • Expands academic transition pathway options and permits enrollment in college courses as part of a college transfer pathway for certain freshman and sophomore high school students. Requires the SBE to include certain individuals as qualified to contract as adjunct instructors with local boards of education for CTE programs.
  31. SL 2019-192: (HB 961) Ensuring Authorization of Federal Funds
    • Provides certain federal funding in the absence of a new state budget.


  • Complete List of Bills that are Session Law here.

  • For complete bill history and summaries, click on the bill link.

Chaptered Resolutions Affecting Education

  1. Ch. Res 2019-14: (SJR 687) SBOE Confirmation/Jt. Session
    • The General Assembly shall meet in joint session to act on confirmation of the appointments by the Governor of new members to the State Board of Education.

Relevant Bills with Action



Bills Passed in Both Chambers

To Be Presented to the Governor


  1. SB 438: Excellent Public Schools Act of 2019 


Complete List of Bills Pending the Governor's Signature here.

Education Bills Vetoed by the Governor

  1. HB 966: 2019 Appropriations Act  VETO Message
    • Base budget appropriations for current operations of state agencies, departments, and institutions. Governor Cooper’s veto message states his disappointment in the budget based on differing priorities between the Governor and General Assembly.
  2. SB 392: Various Charter School Changes  BILL SUMMARY   VETO Message
    • Makes various changes to the laws affecting charter schools. Governor Cooper’s veto message states his concern about the lift on enrollment caps for virtual charter schools due to the low performance of schools in this pilot.


Complete List of Bills Vetoed by the Governor here.

High Profile Education Bills That Moved This Week


SB 522Low Perf. Schools/Stand. Student Conduct


SB 522 makes changes regarding Innovative School Districts and teacher licensure exams:

  • Qualifying School Definition: Changes the current definition of a qualifying school and replaces it with “A school that is a Title I school in the lowest-performing five percent (5%) of school performance grades of all Title I schools.
    • Requires the SBE to transfer the lowest scoring qualifying school in the state to the ISD.
  • Requires SBE to select:
    • The lowest scoring qualifying school in the State identified based on the school performance score calculated from data for the 2018-2019 school year to become an innovative school in the 2020-2021 school year.
    • The lowest scoring qualifying school in the State identified based on the school performance score calculated from data for the 2019-2020 school year to become an innovative school in the 2021-2022 school year.
    • The lowest scoring qualifying school in the State identified based on the school performance score calculated from data for the 2020-2021 school year to become an innovative school in the 2022-2023 school year.
  • Selection Process: Requires the SBE to select the innovative schools through the following 4-year process:
    • Year 1- Qualifying List: Notifies the LBE of qualification and requires the LBE to notify parents of the school’s status, potential impacts, and plans for improvement.
    • Year 2- Watch List: Moves schools that were on the qualifying list the previous year that still qualify to the watch list. The LBE and superintendent will be provided notice, performance data, and considerations for improvement. LBE must notify parents.
    • Year 3- Warning List: Moves schools that were on the watch list that still qualify to the warning list. Notice would be provided, and the LBE would hold a public hearing to share the potential impacts, the selection process, and resources for comprehensive support.
    • Year 4- Selection: Requires the SBE to place a school that was on the warning list the year before that still qualifies and is one of the 5 lowest qualifying schools on the ISD warning list.
    • Voluntary Selection: An LBE can request the SBE to select a qualifying school for transfer to the ISD if no more than 5 schools are selected in a given year.
  • Innovation Zones: Makes changes that allows LBEs to move low-performing schools into an innovation zone even if it has less than 35% low-performing schools and compares innovation zones with other low-performing schools for performance comparison.
  • Joint Study: Requires the State Superintendent and ISD superintendent to conduct a study on best options and statutory requirements for innovative schools and report to the JLEOC by March 15, 2020.
  • Teacher Licensure Exams: This bill addresses Lateral Entry and Residency Licensed teachers that were not listed as eligible in the language of SB 219 Modify Teacher Licensing Requirements. SB 522 would make the following changes:
    • Allows individuals with a lateral entry license or a residency license that has been renewed twice to be eligible for a limited license.
    • Provides a one-year extension or individuals with lateral entry or residency licenses that would have expired by June 30, 2019 due to failure to fulfill licensure examination requirements.
    • Clarifies the new three-year timeline for individuals that hold an initial professional license by July 1, 2019 as well as new applicants.


SB 438: Excellent Public Schools Act of 2019


K3 Reading

Following conference committee, the House and the Senate have adopted the conference report for SB 438 that modifies the already active Read to Achieve Program to attain statewide reading proficiency by the third grade.


The bill adds the following provisions:

  • Requires Individual Reading Plans (IRPs) to be developed for any student below grade level reading based on diagnostic assessments and is to be a living document that is adjusted based on student progress. The IRP would include:
    • Specific reading deficiencies for the student based on data;
    • Goals and benchmarks for growth;
    • Ways that progress will be evaluated;
    • Instructional support and interventions the student will receive;
    • Notice to parents on specific strategies to be implemented to assist the student;
    • And literacy resources for the student at home and at school.
  • Requires the task force of the Excellent Public Schools Act to adopt a plan to improve literacy instruction. The plan should include:
    • Clear goals to ensure the literacy instruction that is provided in public schools is evidence-based, designed to improve outcomes in early literacy skills, and consistently delivered by teachers;
    • Latest researched strategies for evidence-based instruction that lead to student learning;
    • And components essential to preparing educators in literacy instruction.
  • Requires the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) to provide professional development that prioritizes delivery of early learning and literacy instruction services and increase the number of teachers participating in their evidence-based programs.
    • NCCAT must compile report and submit to the Superintendent of Public Instruction that includes the number of teacher’s served by NCCAT’s programs, evaluation data on the programs offered, and the satisfaction of teachers and local school administrative boards with programming.
  • Requires local school administrative boards to submit a plan for operation of its reading camps to DPI and must be approved by DPI. The plans should include:
    • Efforts to staff reading camps with highly qualified teachers;
    • Incorporation of feedback received from DPI on the previous year’s plan;
    • And any partnerships with community organizations and other local school administrative units.
  • Requires DPI to provide analysis on all formative and diagnostic assessment data using a uniform template for all data collected.


Bills that Moved This Week 


·       Passed the House - Sent to the Senate

    • SB 230: NC Military and Veterans Act of 2019 (Passed House – Sent to Senate)  BILL SUMMARY
    • SB 295: Standards of Student Conduct (Amended and Passed House -  Sent to Senate)  BILL
    • SB 458: PTS Injury Day/Cardiac Task Force/Titus's Law/Data (Passed House – Sent to Senate)  BILL
    • SB 681: Rur Hlth Care/Loc. Sales Tax Flex/Util. Acct. (Passed House – Sent to Senate)  BILL SUMMARY

·       Passed the Senate - Sent to the House 

    •  None

·       Bills in Conference or Failed to Concur in Original Chamber 

    • SB 199: Child Sex Abuse/Strengthen Laws (Senate Failed to Concur) 
    • SB 354: Sam's Law (Senate Failed to Concur) 
    • SB 476: Compt-Based Assess. & Mental Hlth/Teen Violence (Senate Failed to Concur) 

·       Bills that are filed, referred to a committee or calendared for the House or Senate Floor 

    • HB 305: Summer School Study/College Adv. Corps (Passed Senate 1st Reading – Referred to Senate Rules)  BILL SUMMARY 
    • HB 372: UNC AP Scores & Funds/NCSSM-Morganton Campus (Passed Senate 1st Reading – Referred to Senate Rules)  BILL SUMMARY
    • SB 5: School Safety Omnibus (Withdrawn from Senate Calendar – Referred to Senate Education Committee)  BILL SUMMARY
    • SB 123: Geo Iso Sch/Transp Eff Buff/Currituck Cty Sch. (Withdrawn from Senate Calendar – Referred to Senate Education Committee)   BILL SUMMARY
    • SB 522: Low-Perf. Schools/Stand. Student Conduct (Withdrawn from Senate Calendar – Referred to Senate Education Committee) BILL SUMMARY
    • SB 689: Confirm Harold Councilman/TSERS (Passed Senate 1st Reading – Referred to Senate Rules) BILL


For complete bill history and summaries, click on the bill link.

Bills in Conference Committee


As session continues to wind down, high profile bills that draw more debate and disagreement remain unsettled. When the House and Senate do not agree on a bill, including all amendments and proposed substitutes, the bill may be sent to a conference committee in hopes of finding a compromise solution. Select members from the House and Senate that have been deemed subject-matter experts or affiliated with the bill in some manner, will be assigned to the committee. In conference, bills can be debated, altered slightly, or completely changed into new bills as long as the conference committee members agree. Conference reports are then presented to both the House and Senate for a vote; however, unlike a traditional bill, there is no opportunity for amendments to be considered.


The following K-12 education bills have been assigned to conference committees:  

2019 Burroughs Wellcome Fund Teacher of the Year Cohort

2019 TOY Cohort

Following the Thursday State Board of Education meeting, Freebird McKinney, 2018 Burroughs Wellcome Fund Teacher of the Year and Julie Pittman, 2018 Burroughs Wellcome Fund Western Region Teacher of the Year, hosted a meet and greet luncheon with members and staff of the North Carolina General Assembly and the new cohort of 2019 Burroughs Wellcome Fund Regional Teachers of the Year including the new 2019 Burroughs Wellcome Fund Teacher of the Year, Marial Morris from West Pine Elementary in Moore County. The purpose of the gathering was to build relationships and bridges to further the vision for education in North Carolina. 

2019 Cohort of Burroughs Welcome Teachers of the Year

  • Northeast: Damon Walcott, Washington High (Beaufort County Schools);
  • Southeast: Christy Howe, Bradley Creek Elementary (New Hanover County Schools);
  • North Central: C.R. "Katie" Eddings, Lee County High (Lee County Schools);
  • Sandhills: Mariah Morris, West Pine Elementary (Moore County Schools) *2019 TOY
  • Piedmont-Triad: Shiela Patterson, South Stokes High (Stokes County Schools);
  • Southwest: Kate Culbreth, Wolf Meadow Elementary (Cabarrus County Schools);
  • Northwest: Laura Brooks, Wilkes Central High (Wilkes County Schools);
  • Western: Caesar Campana IV, Hayesville High (Clay County Schools); and
  • Charter Schools: Douglas Price, Voyager Academy, (Durham, NC)
  • LINK to list of all Burroughs Wellcome Fund Teachers of the Year
TOY 8.8.19


General Assembly Members in attendance:

  1. Cynthia Ball (D) District 49 - Wake
  2. Ashton Wheeler Clemmons (D) District 57 - Guilford
  3. Kevin Corbin (R) District 120 - CherokeeClayGrahamMacon
  4. Holly Grange (R) District 20 - New Hanover
  5. Kyle Hall (R) District 91 - RockinghamStokesSurry
  6. D. Craig Horn (R) District 68 - Union
  7. Joe John (D) District 40 - Wake
  8. Graig R. Meyer (D) District 50 - CaswellOrange
  9. Larry G. Pittman (R) District 83 - CabarrusRowan
  10. Robert T. Reives, II (D) District 54 - ChathamDurham
  11. Stephen M. Ross (R) District 63 - Alamance
  12. John Sauls (R) District 51 - HarnettLee
  13. Julie von Haefen (D) District 36 - Wake


General Assembly staff in attendance:

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  • 2019 Long Session LINK for bills impacting K-12 education.
  • LINK to K-12 Public Education Bills that made Crossover.
  • NCGA Crossover List - LINK.

Next Week's Education-Related Legislative Calendar


August 12 - August 16:  Legislative Meeting Calendar


Monday, August 12, 2019

  3:00 p.m.: House: Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House

  7:00 p.m.: House: Session Convenes                                                                    House | Audio           


Tuesday, August 13, 2019

  9:30 a.m.: Senate: Session Convenes                                                                  Senate | Audio

North Carolina General Assembly 


Legislative Info and Acronyms 


This section includes details pertaining to acronyms and bill information referenced throughout the K-12 Education Legislative Update newsletters.


Biennium- A two-year term of legislative activity

Public Bill- Legislation enacted into law that applies to the public at large

Local Bill- Legislation put into law that has limited application (How many counties)- Local bills do not have to be signed by the governor

Sponsor- The legislator who presents a bill or resolution for consideration

Resolution- A document that expresses the sentiment or intent of the legislature or a chamber. Resolutions, when finalized, go to the Secretary of State

Glossary of Legislative Terms- LINK


DPI = NC Department of Public Instruction

LEA = Local Education Agency

NCGA North Carolina General Assembly

LB/LOB = Legislative Building/Legislative Office Building 

SBE = North Carolina State Board of Education


HB/SB = House Bill/Senate Bill

JR = Joint Resolution

SL = Session Law

GS = General Statute 

PCS = Proposed Committee Substitute 


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