Bill Summaries: H968 (2013-2014 Session)

  • Summary date: May 9 2013 - View summary

    House amendment to the 2nd edition makes the following changes. Deletes Section 2 of the act, stating the General Assembly's intent to appropriate specified sums to the Department of Public Instruction for costs of industry certifications and credentials, as well as bonus funding. Also deletes provision making the act's effectiveness contingent on funding.

  • Summary date: May 7 2013 - View summary

    House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

    Provides that it is the intent of the General Assembly to appropriate funds to implement this act (was, there is appropriated from the General Fund to the Department of Public Instruction (DPI)specified amounts to implement the provisions of this act).

    Declares that nothing in this act is to require the General Assembly to appropriate funds to implement it. Changes the effective date of this act to only become effective if the General Assembly appropriates funds in the amounts as set out in Section2 of this act for the 2013-15 fiscal biennium.Provides that if the funds are appropriated, the act becomes effective July 1, 2013, and applies beginning with the 2013-14 school year.

    Limits the total amount of the bonus that a teacher may receive in any given year to a maximum of $2,000.

  • Summary date: Apr 17 2013 - View summary

    Amends GS 115C-12 adding subsection (41) requiring the State Board of Education (the State Board) to establish and determine the impact of a career and technical education incentive program.

    Enacts new GS 115C-156.2 encouraging students to enroll and successfully complete rigorous coursework and credentialing in career and technical education. Local school administrative units will receive bonuses for each student who earns an approved industry certification or credential. Provides further guidelines on awarding bonus funds and awarding funds based on industry certification rankings. Each school year, the Department of Commerce is required to provide the State Board with a list of those occupations in high need of skilled employees. Local school administrative units must also consult with local industries, employers, and workforce development boards to identify certifications and credentials that the school may offer.

    Requires the State Board to report annually to the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee on the number of students in career and technical educational courses who earned (1) community college credit and (2) industry certifications and credentials.

    Appropriates $1,252,157 for 2013-14 and $7,011,200 for 2014-15 from the General Fund to the Department of Public Instruction to cover specified costs.

    Applies beginning with the 2013-14 school year.