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View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
House Bill 393 (Public) Filed Wednesday, March 20, 2013
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO ADDRESS FUNDING DEFICIENCIES AND NEEDED ENHANCEMENTS IN NORTH CAROLINA'S PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
Intro. by Glazier, Michaux, Gill, Fisher.

Status: Ref To Com On Appropriations (House Action) (Mar 21 2013)

SOG comments (1):

Identical bill.

Identical to S 656 filed on 4/2/13.

Bill History:

H 393

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Mar 21 2013 - More information

    LEA Adjustment

    Appropriates to the Department of Public Instruction (Department) $100 million for the 2013-14 fiscal year to reduce the LEA adjustment.

    Teacher Salaries

    States that it is the intent of the 2013 General Assembly to provide a significant salary increase for teachers for the 2013-14 fiscal year.

    Standardized Tests

    Appropriates to the Department $8 million for the 2013-14 fiscal year and another $8 million for the 2014-15 fiscal year in order to provide recurring funding for all 8th graders to take EXPLORE tests, all 10th graders to take PLAN tests, and all 11th graders to take ACT tests.

    Comprehensive Reading Initiative

    Appropriates to the Department $52,554,023 for the 2013-14 fiscal year and  $66,787,256 for the 2014-15 fiscal year to provide recurring funding support for (1) a wide variety of initiatives designed to work holistically to raise student reading achievement and (2) some math instruction. These initiatives must include a reading achievement plan, summer reading camps, extended reading opportunities, alternative reading assessments, a reading plan for parents, tutoring for retained third graders, and progress reports for retained third graders.

    Kindergarten Entry Assessment

    Appropriates $750,000 to the Department for the 2014-15 fiscal year to provide recurring funding for kindergarten entry assessments, beginning with the 2014-2015 school year.

    Kindergarten Developmental Screening

    Appropriates to the Department $754,588 for the 2014-15 fiscal year to provide recurring funding for developmental screening of early language, literacy, and math skills in kindergarten.

    EVAAS

    Appropriates to the Department $850,000 for the 2013-14 fiscal year and $850,000 for the 2014-15 fiscal year to provide recurring funding to support the development and implementation of the Education Value-Added Assessment System (EVAAS).

    Classroom Technology

    Appropriates to the Department $60 million for the 2013-14 fiscal year and $60 million for the 2014-15 fiscal year to provide recurring funding to accommodate technology needs in the public schools during implementation of the Instructional Improvement System.  Funds will be used to supplement funding for textbooks and instructional materials used to acquire digital and hardcover classroom resources.

    Transportation--Fuel Shortage

    Appropriates to the Department $23 million for the 2013-14 fiscal year and $23 million for the 2014-15 fiscal year to provide recurring funding to address the gap between budgeted and actual fuel costs.

    Additional NCVPA Staff and Operational Funding

    Appropriates to the Department $989,454 for the 2013-14 fiscal year and $991,072 for the 2014-15 fiscal year for the North Carolina Virtual Public School Program.

    Additional Charter Schools Staff

    Appropriates to the Department $320,000 for the 2013-14 fiscal year and $320,000 for the 2014-15 fiscal year to provide recurring funding for additonal charter schools staff and to increase the number of charter school consultants at the Department and to provide funding for the Charter School Advisory Council.

    Special State Reserve for Children with Special Needs

    Appropriates to the Department $1.350 million for the 2013-14 fiscal year and $1.350 million for the 2014-15 fiscal year to provide recurring funding for a special state reserve for children with special needs.

    NC Teacher Corps

    Appropriates to the Department $1.8 million for the 2014-15 fiscal year to provide recurring funding for the NC Teacher Corps Program.

    Statewide Instructional Improvement System

    Appropriates to the Department $612,125 for the 2013-14 fiscal year and $4,071,000 for the 2014-15 fiscal year to provide recurring funding for the Statewide Instructional Improvement System.

    Professional Development

    Appropriates to the Department $10.6 million for the 2014-15 fiscal year to provide recurring funding for professional development.

    Turning Around the Lowest Achieving Schools

    Appropriates to the Department  $11.9 million for the 2014-15 fiscal year to provide recurring funding to turn around the lowest achieving schools.

    Incentives for Lowest Achieving Schools

    Appropriates to the Department $9 million for the 2014-15 fiscal year in recurring funds to fund rewards and retain effective educators in hard-to-staff schools.

    Regional Leadership Academies

    Appropriates to the Department $8 million for the 2014-15 fiscal year in recurring funds to fund Regional Leadership Academies.

    Induction Support in High-Need Schools

    Appropriates to the Department $11.9 million for the 2014-15 fiscal year to provide recurring funding for coaching and support for newly certified teachers in the lowest achieving schools.

    Teach for America

    Appropriates to the Department $2.5 million for the 2014-15 fiscal year to provide recurring funding for the Teach for America program.

    Student Survey of Teacher Performance

    Appropriates to the Department $1.5 million for the 2014-15 fiscal year in recurring funds to provide funding for a student survey of teacher performance.

    Summer School Initiative

    Appropriates to the Department  $413,904 for the 2013-14 fiscal year and $337,754 for the 2014-15 fiscal year to fund the replacement of old, worn, unsafe, and damaged dorm furniture at the Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf and recurring funds for a new summer school initiative.

    Career Technical Education Program

    Appropriates to the Department $274,538 for the fiscal year 2013-14 and $238,538 for the fiscal year 2014-15 in recurring funds to fund a career technical education program for students at the NC School for the Deaf in Morganton.

    Technology for the Governor Morehead School

    Appropriates to the Department $318,073 for the 2013-14 fiscal year and $506,068 for the 2014-15 fiscal year to provide recurring funding for school technology at the Governor Morehead School.

    Safety Equipment for the Governor Morehead School

    Appropriates to the Department $858,000 for the 2013-14 fiscal year for the purchase of safety equipment for the Governor Morehead School and the Eastern NC School for the Deaf.

    Preschool and Early Intervention Programs

    Appropriates to the Department $436,244 for the 2013-14 fiscal year and $436,244 for the 2014-15 fiscal year to provide recurring funding for preschool and early intervention programs at the Governor Morehead School and the Eastern NC School for the Deaf.

    All funds are appropriated from the General Fund.

    Effective July 1, 2013.

     

     

     


  • Summary date: Mar 20 2013 - More information

    To be summarized 3/21/13.


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