AN ACT DIRECTING THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO IMPLEMENT A DROPOUT RECOVERY PILOT PROGRAM. Summarized in Daily Bulletin 4/7/11 and 6/8/11. Enacted June 23, 2011. Effective July 1, 2011.
Summary date: Jun 30 2011 - View summary
Bill H 822 (2011-2012)Summary date: Jun 8 2011 - View summary
House committee substitute, reported in on 6/7/11, makes the following changes to the 1st edition. Specifies that the State Board of Education must implement a three-year Dropout Recovery Pilot Program (Program) in New Hanover County Schools and three other local school administrative units (previously applied to four unspecified local school administrative units). Clarifies that data and student performance results are to be collected and compiled from the Program and the participating local school administrative units. Makes other clarifying changes.
Bill H 822 (2011-2012)Summary date: Apr 7 2011 - View summary
Directs the State Board of Education (SBOE) to implement a three-year Dropout Recovery Pilot Program in four local school administrative units selected by SBOE, in order to reengage students and increase the graduation rate in North Carolina through an educational program that provides flexible scheduling and a learning environment with individualized and self-paced learning options. Requires the SBOE to approve a nonprofit or for-profit education partner to provide the educational services and programming under the pilot program. Makes the local school administrative unit responsible for reporting enrollment to the Department of Public Instruction, working to align graduation requirements, and issuing diplomas. Requires that a pilot program provide four specified functions. Also requires an entity to demonstrate nine enumerated criteria before the SBOE approves the entity as an education partner. Requires data and student performance results to be collected and compiled from all pilot programs, with the SBOE measuring program success. Provides a timeline for a request for proposals from applicants. Specifies that a student attending the pilot program must be enrolled as a student of the resident local school administrative unit, and included in the average daily membership of that unit. Distributes pupil funding as specified. Permits the SBOE to authorize flexible attendance requirements. Specifies that the pilot program will be operated through the SBOE, as a program of the contracting unit, or as an alternative school. Effective July 1, 2011.