AN ACT TO ENHANCE THE RIGOR OF INSTRUCTION OF THE FOUNDING PRINCIPLES AND TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION TO USE FUNDS TO CONDUCT A PILOT PROGRAM ON INTEGRATED COMMUNITY‑BASED ADAPTED SPORTS PROGRAMS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES. Enacted October 29, 2015. Section 1 is effective October 29, 2015, and applies beginning with students entering the ninth grade in the 2016-17 school year. Section 3 is effective July 1, 2015. The remainder is effective October 29, 2015.
Summary date: Nov 5 2015 - View summary
Summary date: Sep 28 2015 - View summary
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Amends GS 115C-81(g), which requires teaching high school students the Founding Principles of the United States, to add that they are also the Founding Principles of the State of North Carolina. Removes (1) money with intrinsic value and (2) eternal vigilance by "We the People" from the elements that must be taught.
Adds that of the funds appropriated to the Department of Public Instruction or State Aid for Public Schools for 2015-17, the Department may use up to $300,000 each fiscal year to develop and implement a pilot program for an integrated community-based adapted sports program for students with disabilities in grades K-12. Sets out the requirements that must be met by such a pilot program. Effective July 1, 2015.
Changes the act's short and long titles.
Summary date: Mar 27 2015 - View summary
Amends GS 115C-81 to require high school students to take a course that includes instruction in the specified "Founding Principles of the United States of America" (was, a take a course entitled "American History I-The Founding Principles"). Sets out the specified principles that must be taught, which consist of those required under current law as well as: constitutional limitations on government power to tax and spend and prompt payment of public debt; money with intrinsic value; strong defense and supremacy of civil authority over military; peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with none; and eternal vigilance by "We the People." Makes conforming changes. Applies beginning with students entering the ninth grade in the 2015-16 school year.