Amends Section 8.35 of SL 2014-100, as amended by Section 8.13 of SL 2016-94, concerning the Virtual Charter School Charter Program (pilot program).
Extends the pilot program to a period of eight years, to end with the 2022-23 school year (currently, for a period of four years, to end with the 2018-19 school year).
Modifies and adds to the existing reporting requirements concerning the pilot program. Now requires the State Board of Education (State Board) to report to the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee on its findings from five years of operation of the pilot program by November 15, 2020 (was, from three years of operation by November 15, 2018). Additionally, requires the State Board to report to the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee on its finding from seven years of operation of the pilot program by November 15, 2022. Makes conforming changes.
Makes technical changes to reflect the recodification of referenced statutes concerning charter schools, now found in Article 14A of GS Chapter 115C.
Bill S 731 (2017-2018)Summary date: May 21 2018 - View summary