Bill Summaries: S331 (2021)

  • Summary date: Mar 22 2021 - View summary

    Identical to H 347, filed 3/22/21.

    Includes whereas clauses. Enacts GS 115C-47(65) to require local boards of education to ensure that each school within the local school administrative unit is staffed by at least one full-time, permanent school nurse. Applies beginning with the 2021-22 school year. 

    Appropriates $102,000,000 in recurring funds from the General Fund to the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) for 2021-22 to increase the Instructional Support Allotment. Restricts use of the funds to increasing school nurse positions to provide one full-time, permanent school nurse for every school in the unit. Specifies that the funds are to supplement funds already provided for school nurses. 

    Effective July 1, 2021.