K-3 READING AND LITERACY IMPROVEMENT ACT.

View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
Senate Bill 329 (Public) Filed Thursday, March 21, 2019
AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS FOR LOCAL SCHOOL ADMINISTRATIVE UNITS IN ORDER TO PROVIDE THAT EVERY KINDERGARTEN THROUGH SECOND GRADE CLASSROOM HAS A FULL-TIME TEACHER ASSISTANT AND EVERY THREE THIRD GRADE CLASSROOMS HAS A FULL-TIME TEACHER ASSISTANT.
Intro. by Nickel, Foushee, Robinson.

Status: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate (Senate action) (Mar 25 2019)

Bill History:

S 329

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Mar 21 2019 - More information

    Identical to H 428, filed 3/21/19.

    Appropriates from the General Fund $271 million in recurring additional funds to the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) for the 2019-20 fiscal year. Provides for allocations of the funds to local school administrative units to provide the dollar equivalent of teacher assistance positions, with one teacher assistant for every class in kindergarten, first, and second grade, and one teacher assistant for every three classes in third grade. Requires distribution based on an estimated statewide average salary and benefits per position and an average class size of 21 students per classroom. Effective July 1, 2019.


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