Senate committee substitute deletes all provisions of the 2nd edition, which specified initiatives and studies to be undertaken by the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee and the Department of Public Instruction, as well as reporting schedules for those studies, and replaces them as indicated.
Authorizes local school administrative units (LEAs) to convert positions allocated for classroom teachers to their dollar equivalents and transfer those funds into the allotment for hiring teacher assistants,regardless of the provisions of GS 115C-105.25(b)(5b). Provides that the sum of the amount initially allotted for teacher assistants for the 2014-15 fiscal year and the amount transferred under this provision may not exceed the amount spent from an LEA's teacher assistant allotment in the 2013-14 fiscal year by more than 2 percent. Also, permits LEAs to convert additional classroom teacher positions to dollar equivalents and transfer the funds into the teacher assistant allotment in accordance with GS 115C-105.25(b)(5b). Applies only to the 2014-15 fiscal year. Becomes effective July 1, 2014.
Amends GS 115C-429(b), as amended by House Bill 1224, to clarify that if House Bill 1224 becomes law, then allocations made by the board of county commissioners derived from the quarter-cent local option sales tax levied under Article 43A of GS Chapter 105 may be used in an amount directed by the board of county commissioners for salaries of classroom teachers and teacher assistants and supplements of classroom teacher salaries. Amends GS 115C-433(b),as amended by House Bill 1224, to provide that if House Bill 1224, 2013 Regular Session, becomes law, and a board of county commissioners allocates part or all of its appropriations under GS 115C-429(b), as amended, then a local board of education must obtain approval from the board of county commissioners in order to amend the budget to decrease the amount of funds allocated for salaries of classroom teachers, teacher assistants, and classroom teacher salary supplements derived from thefrom the quarter-cent local option sales tax levied under Article 43A of GS Chapter 105.
Provides that this act becomes effective only if House Bill 1224, 2013 Regular Session, becomes law. Except as otherwise provided, this act is effective when it becomes law.
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Summary date: Aug 14 2014 - View summary
Summary date: May 7 2013 - View summary
House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes.
Adds the requirement that the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee (Committee) study strategies for providing the state with great leaders for great schools and requires the Committee to study and make recommendations on the implementation of five specified initiatives. Specifies ten issues that the Committee must consider. Requires a report to the 2014 Regular Session of the 2013 General Assembly when it reconvenes in 2014.
Also requires the Committee to study the implementation of the Common Core State Standards and the short and long term educational, economic, and regulatory impact of those changes. Specifies 25 issues that the Committee must consider. Requires a report to the 2015 General Assembly upon its convening.
Requires the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to study and develop recommendations on whether the use of certain safety measures, including silent panic alarm systems are necessary in each school in the state to increase student safety and to respond to life-threatening and emergency situations. Specifies four issues that DPI must consider. Requires a report to the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee on or before January 1, 2014.
Summary date: Apr 10 2013 - View summary
As the title indicates. Directs the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee to report its findings and any recommended legislation to the 2013 General Assembly when it reconvenes in 2014.