Bill Summaries: S154 (2021)

  • Summary date: Feb 24 2021 - View summary

    Enacts GS 115C-316.5, making specified appropriations from the General Fund to the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) for 2021-22 through 2030-31 (and subsequent fiscal years thereafter), to be allocated to local school administrative units to increase positions for school social workers and psychologists to meet specified statewide ratios of personnel to students. Appropriations increase from $50,882,384 for 2021-22, to $508,823,843 for 2030-21; specifies the amount for 2030-31 is also appropriated for each year thereafter. Statewide ratios decrease from 1:1,254 for social workers and 1:1,853 for psychologists for 2021-22, to 1:250 for social workers and 1:700 for psychologists for 2030-31, and each subsequent year thereafter. Directs the Director of the Budget to include the above appropriated amounts for each fiscal year in the instructional support allotment for DPI when developing the base budget. Effective July 1, 2021.