AN ACT TO ESTABLISH VETERANS' HISTORY AWARENESS MONTH IN NOVEMBER. Enacted June 28, 2017. Effective June 28, 2017.
Summary date: Jun 28 2017 - View summary
Summary date: Mar 15 2017 - View summary
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Amends GS 115C-12(33a) to require the State Board of Education to work in collaboration with active military installations, veterans, and veterans' service organizations when developing recommended programs to give students a better understanding of the meaning and importance of the contributions of American veterans.
Summary date: Feb 8 2017 - View summary
Amends GS 115C-84.2(b)(4), which establishes Veterans Day as a holiday for all public school personnel and students, to additionally designate November as "Veterans' History Awareness Month."
Amends GS 115C-12 to expand the duties of the State Board of Education to include the duty to develop recommended programs for use in schools during Veterans' History Awareness Month. Provides that recommended programs can be integrated into lesson plans, and can include veteran participation and veteran sponsorship in the form of an Adopt-A-Veteran program. Encourages schools to collaborate with veterans and veteran service organizations during Veterans' History Awareness Month to designate time for appropriate commemorative activities.
Applies beginning with the 2017-18 school year.