Bill Summaries: H678 (2023-2024 Session)

  • Summary date: Apr 18 2023 - View summary

    Amends GS 115C-379(b) to allow excused absences from elementary and secondary schools for participation in 4-H club programs approved by the county 4-H educator, as long as the absence is not on the day of a statewide or end-of-grade test or on a day when the student is subject to disciplinary action and not otherwise allowed to attend, and the verification requirements are met. Makes clarifying changes to the text of the section to allow rules that require the parent or legal guardian to give written notice a reasonable time before the excused absence. Adds new language mandating that a student’s grade will not be adversely affected due to an excused absence authorized by the subsection. 

    Effective when it becomes law and applies to the 2024-25 school year.