Repeals GS 115C-302.10 (qualifications for certain education-based salary supplements). Mandates the identified State Board of Education (State Board) policy, as it was in effect on June 30, 2013, be used to determine whether teachers and instructional support personnel are paid on the "M" salary schedule, and whether they receive a salary supplement for academic preparation at the six-year or doctoral degree level. Appropriates $8 million in recurring funds from the General Fund to the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) for 2021-22 to reinstate education-based salary supplements for teachers and instructional support personnel pursuant to the act. Effective July 1, 2021.
Repeals Section 9.1(d) of SL 2014-100, which states annual longevity payments for teachers are included in the salary schedule provided for 2014-15 and subsequent years.
Sets annual longevity payments for teachers and instructional support personnel for 2021-22 to be 1.5% of the base salary for 10-14 years of State service, 2.25% of the base salary for 15-19 years of State service, 3.25% of the base salary for 20-24 years of State service, and 4.5% of the base salary for 25 or more years of State service. Requires lump-sum payments. Directs longevity pay for principals and assistant principals for 2021-22 to be the same as State employees under the NC Human Resources Act. Appropriates $140.3 million in recurring funds from the General Fund to DPI to restore longevity for educators pursuant to the act. Effective July 1, 2021.
Repeals subsections (c) and (d) of Section 35.21, SL 2017-57, which amended Article 3B of GS Chapter 135 to restrict the term retiree under the State Health Plan to retired members enrolled in State retirement systems with earned creditable service prior to January 1, 2021, and restrict eligibility of noncontributory coverage under the State Health Plan to retirees enrolled in a State retirement system with earned creditable services prior to January 1, 2021. Effective retroactively to December 31, 2020.
Modifies the selection of NC Teaching Fellows Program (Program) participant institutions of higher education under GS 116-209.62. Requires the NC Teaching Fellows Commission to include NC Agricultural and Technical State University to participate in the Program, thereby increasing the maximum number of participants from eight to nine. Excludes NC A&T from the selection standards required of other participants. Makes conforming changes regarding the award of forgivable loans under the Program. Effective July 1, 2021, and applies with the 2022-23 academic year.
Bill S 400 (2021-2022)Summary date: Mar 30 2021 - View summary