Bill Summaries: H754 (2015-2016 Session)

  • Summary date: Apr 29 2015 - View summary

    House amendments make the following changes to the 1st edition.

    Amendment #1 prohibits charging tuition to participating students enrolled in remediation courses at South Piedmont Community College associated with the pilot.

    Amendment #2 adds that nothing in the act requires the General Assembly to appropriate funds to implement the act. Provides that Section 1 of the act, establishing the pilot project, becomes effective only if funds are approved for the pilot project in the 2015 budget.

  • Summary date: Apr 16 2015 - View summary

    Establishes a four-year remediation pilot program at South Piedmont Community College to increase high school graduation rates and community college completion rates in Union and Anson counties and serve as a model for the rest of the state. The project consists of the identification and remediation of high school students who do not meet community college entrance requirements and of authorization for high school students who are at high risk of dropping out of school to complete high school at South Piedmont Community College. Sets out provisions concerning implementation of the program. Effective July 1, 2015.