FUNDS FOR NC PRE-K.

View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
Senate Bill 791 (Public) Filed Thursday, May 14, 2020
AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE ADDITIONAL FUNDS FOR ALL INCOME-ELIGIBLE, FOUR-YEAR OLD CHILDREN TO PARTICIPATE IN THE NORTH CAROLINA PREKINDERGARTEN (NC PRE-K) PROGRAM.
Intro. by Garrett, Mohammed.

Status: Re-ref to Appropriations/Base Budget. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate (Senate action) (May 20 2020)
S 791

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: May 18 2020 - More information

    Appropriates $180 million in recurring funds for 2020-21 from the General Fund to the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Child Development and Early Education (Division), for additional funds for all income-eligible, four-year-old children in this State to participate in the North Carolina Prekindergarten (NC Pre-K) program.

    Appropriates $20 million in recurring funds for 2002-21 from the General Fund to the Division to incentivize higher pay for NC Pre-K teachers. Requires the Division by July 1, 2021, to develop and implement a program to incentivize higher teacher education and compensation levels for teachers teaching in the NC Pre-K program through subsidy payment enhancements to child care programs that use a salary scale and only employing lead teachers with a minimum of an associate's degree in child development or a related field. Requires the amount of the incentive to be differentiated based on the level of degree attained. Requires the Division to submit a progress report on the development and implementation of the program to the specified NCGA committee by March 1, 2022.

    Effective July 1, 2020.


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