Establishes the Homegrown Teachers pilot project (Pilot) within the North Carolina Community Colleges System Office (NCCC), to determine effective mechanisms to increase the ongoing supply of teachers who will teach in the underserved areas across the state. Requires the Pilot to use collaboration and 2+2 articulation agreements between selected UNC constituent institutions (UNC System) and nearby community colleges in the North Carolina Community College System. Sets out best practices the Pilot must consider. Requires participants to complete a minimum of 60 credit hours while enrolled in their hometown community college. Requires the UNC System to select five constituent institutions with colleges of education to participate in the Pilot and, in consultation with the NCCC, identify community colleges that are in close proximity to the selected constituent institutions. Requires NCCC to study the outcomes of the Pilot and report on the four listed items to the specified NCGA committee by July 1, 2021.
Appropriates $200,000 in nonrecurring funds for 2019-2020 and 2020-21 from the General Fund to the NCCC to implement the Pilot and to hire additional necessary staff.
Effective July 1, 2019.
Status: Ref to the Com on Appropriations, Education, if favorable, Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House (House action) (Apr 26 2019)
Bill H 977 (2019-2020)Summary date: Apr 25 2019 - More information