Amends SL 2016-94, Section 8.29, pertaining to the Teacher Assistant Tuition Reimbursement Pilot Program. Expands the pilot program to include the local boards of education in Bertie County Schools, Duplin County Schools, Edenton-Chowan County Schools, Edgecombe County Schools, Halifax County Schools, Nash-Rocky Mount Schools, Northampton County Schools, Tyrrell County Schools, Vance County Schools, and Washington County Schools, beginning with the 2017-18 fiscal year. Makes changes to clarify the existing specified local boards of education are participating in the pilot program beginning with the 2016-17 fiscal year. Adds a provision allowing for a teacher assistant to continue to receive salary and benefits while student teaching in the local school administrative unit in accordance with GS 115C-310 (teacher assistants engaged in student teaching).
Directs all of the local boards of education participating in the pilot program to jointly report to the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee by September 1, 2018, and every year thereafter, including the previous report specifications. Makes changes to clarify that the local boards of education participating in the pilot program for the 2016-17 fiscal year are to jointly report to the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee by September 1, 2017.
Appropriates from the General Fund to the Department of Public Instruction $225,000 in recurring funds for the 2017-18 fiscal year for expanding the number of local school administrative units participating in the pilot program.
Effective July 1, 2017.
Bill S 447 (2017-2018)Summary date: Mar 28 2017 - View summary