Bill Summaries: all (2023-2024 Session)

  • Summary date: Apr 4 2023 - View summary

    Identical to S 280, filed 3/9/23.

    Authorizes the charter school Central Park School for Children (School) in Durham County to establish a pilot program to expand the school's weighted lottery admission procedures for a period of up to four years. Requires the pilot program to preserve existing weighting factors but authorizes the program to add additional weighting factors that serve the goal of assisting educationally or economically disadvantaged students, including walk zones. Specifies that the pilot program will not be considered a material change of the School’s charter. Requires the School to submit an annual report for each year of the pilot to the Charter Schools Advisory Board with the following information: (1) a description of the pilot weighted lottery procedures, including the weighted factors considered and how those factors further the goals of the weighted lottery system; (2) how the pilot procedure differed from the existing procedure; and (3) the number of students that were admitted under the pilot program that would not have otherwise been admitted. Applies to weighted lotteries conducted for the admissions process for the 2024-25 school year.