AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A BLUE RIBBON COMMISSION TO STUDY THE CURRENT LENGTH OF THE SCHOOL YEAR IN NORTH CAROLINA AND TO DETERMINE HOW LONG THE SCHOOL YEAR SHOULD BE. Summarized in Daily Bulletin 4/7/11 and 6/14/11. Enacted June 23, 2011. Effective July 1, 2011.
Summary date: Jun 30 2011 - View summary
Bill H 765 (2011-2012)Summary date: Jun 14 2011 - View summary
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition. Deletes requirement that the Study Commission meet at various locations around the state. Provides that the Study Commission may make (was, shall make) an interim report to the 2012 Regular Session of the 2011 General Assembly. Provides that the Study Commission is to terminate on December 31, 2012, or upon the filing of its final report, whichever comes first (was, terminate upon the filing of the final report). Deletes requirement that the Legislative Services Commission allocate sufficient funds for the Study Commission’s expenses from the funds appropriated to the General Assembly. Makes additional technical and organizational changes.
Bill H 765 (2011-2012)Summary date: Apr 7 2011 - View summary
As title indicates establishes the 19 member Commission. Sets the membership, procedures and duties for Commission to study matters relating to NC’s educational needs, including the cost and a plan for implementing a longer school year, the impact of summer educational loss, the cost of remediation in public schools and public colleges, and the impact of current calendar on low-income and at-risk students and on math and science scores. Requires interim report be submitted to the 2012 session of the 2011 General Assembly and final report be submitted to the 2013 General Assembly. Requires Legislative Services Commission to fund the study and commission. Effective July 1, 2011.