House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Adds several whereas clauses. Amends proposed GS 115C-81.57 by adding the following. Requires the State Board of Education and the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to review resources and programs developed under the federal Never Again Education Act in satisfying their obligations under the statute. Requires that for any standards, curriculum content professional development, or other materials developed under the statute, the terms antisemitism, Holocaust, and Holocaust denial and distortion must be used and defined consistent with their definitions under the Never Again Education Act.
Appropriates $250,000 for 2021-22 and $250,000 in 2022-23 from the General Fund to DPI to acquire curriculum content and to implement professional development that addresses the Holocaust and genocide, in consultation with the named entities.
Changes the act's applicability from the 2021-22 school year to the 2023-24 school year.
Bill H 69 (2021-2022)Summary date: Mar 23 2021 - More information
Bill H 69 (2021-2022)Summary date: Feb 10 2021 - More information
Provides legislative findings. Enacts GS 115C-81.57, directing the State Board of Education (State Board) to review the middle school and high school standards of study and integrate education on the Holocaust and genocide into specified courses. Requires the State Board to develop a curriculum for a Holocaust Studies elective to be offered in middle schools and high schools. Requires consultation with the NC Council on the Holocaust and the NC Center for the Advancement of Teaching. Provides for curriculum content by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and professional development by local boards of education. Authorizes the NC Council on the Holocaust and the NC Center for the Advancement of Teaching to provide curriculum and professional development in consultation with DPI and local boards of eduction. Applies beginning with the 2021-22 school year.