Specifies General Assembly findings on childhood obesity and physical health.
Enacts new Article 7A, Healthy Out of School Time (HOST) Recognition Program (Program) in GS Chapter 110. Establishes the Program, to be administered by the Department of Health and Human Service's Division of Child Development and Early Education (Department). Requires the Department to develop a process to be administered online for an out of school time program (as defined) to be recognized as a program meeting the Article's standards. Requires the process to give an out of school time program the option to create a certificate that includes a document demonstrating how the out of school time program meets requirements concerning training, parent and caregiver education, physical activity, screen time, food, beverages, fundraising, location, and notification requirements. Requires the Department to maintain a list of programs that qualify under the program and post the list on its website.
Requires the Department of Public Instruction to comply with the requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and any applicable federal regulations in administering and awarding federal funds to sub‑grantees under the 21st Century Community Learning Center Grants federal program. Also prohibits exceeding federal requirements under that program in regard to the regulations and limitations applicable to sub‑grantees for receipt of those funds.
Requires the State Board of Education to allow existing after‑school learning programs for at‑risk students to participate and be eligible to receive two‑year grants of up to $500,000 a year under the After‑School Quality Improvement Grant Program established in SL 2014‑100. Requires all grant recipients to act as their own fiscal agents in regard to the use and reporting requirements for the funds. Effective July 1, 2015.
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AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE HEALTHY OUT-OF-SCHOOL TIME (HOST) RECOGNITION PROGRAM; TO REQUIRE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION COMPLIES WITH FEDERAL LAW IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF 21ST CENTURY COMMUNITY LEARNING GRANTS AND DOES NOT EXCEED MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS UNDER FEDERAL LAW IN REGARD TO THE AWARD OF FUNDS TO SUB-GRANTEES; AND TO MODIFY THE AFTER-SCHOOL COMPETITIVE GRANT PROGRAM.Intro. by Daniel, Gunn.
Status: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate (Senate Action) (Mar 30 2015)
Bill S 551 (2015-2016)Summary date: Mar 27 2015 - View Summary