Bill Summaries: S494 (2015-2016 Session)

  • Summary date: Mar 26 2015 - View summary

    Enacts new GS 115C-382.5, Student attendance recognition programs, allowing a local board of education to adopt a student recognition attendance program within the local school administrative unit that encourages attendance in school and participation in class as an integral part of academic achievement and the learning process. Provides that a student with a lawful, excused absence recognized by the principal in accordance with specified rules remains eligible for participation in the program, with the absence not counted as part of the student's record of attendance in regards to the program.

    Effective when the act becomes law, applying beginning with the 2015-16 school year.