Bill Summaries: S842 (2019-2020 Session)

  • Summary date: May 26 2020 - View summary

    Gives a local board of education authority, in its discretion, for spring courses during the 2019-20 school year, to choose one of the following for how each course grade will appear on transcripts: (1) numeric grade, defined as the highest of the grade representing learning as of March 13, 2020, or the grade as improved during the remainder of the semester through remote instruction; or (2) Pass or Withdrawal, as appropriate.

    Appropriates $10,000 in nonrecurring funds for 2019-21 from the General Fund to the Department of Public Instruction to implement the requirements of this act, including ensuring that the appropriate codes are available in PowerSchool for senior grade entry. 

    Reenacts and incorporates by the reference the State Budget Act, GS Chapter 143C.

    Provides for the continued validity of 2019 legislation appropriating funds to an agency covered by the act unless expressly repealed or amended. 

    Deems the act to supersede any conflicting provision of HB 966 (2019 Appropriations Act) or the specified Committee Report.