AN ACT TO DIRECT THE STUDY OF KINDERGARTEN THROUGH TWELFTH GRADE STUDENT RETENTION.
Includes whereas clauses.
Establishes the Study on K-12 Student Retention (Study), to make findings and recommendations on the practice of student retention for grades K-12. Sets out five issues to be considered in the study, which is to be carried out by 20 members with relevant K-12 education expertise, to be appointed by the State Board of Education (Board) in accordance with specified qualification requirements. Requires appointments to be made by August 1, 2020. Requires the initial meeting to be on or before September 1, 2020. Sets out provisions for designating a chairperson, establishing a quorum, and staffing.
Requires the Study to report to the specified NCGA committee by December 31, 2021. Terminates the Study upon the earlier of December 31, 2021, or the filing of the final report.
Appropriates $75,000 in nonrecurring funds for 2020-21 from the General Fund to the Department of Public Instruction for the administration of the Study.
Provides that the provision of the State Budget Act are reenacted and incorporated into the act by reference.
Provides that except where expressly repealed or amended by this act, the provisions of other legislation enacted during the 2019 Regular Session expressly appropriating funds to an agency, department, or institution covered in this act, remain in effect.
Provides that if H966 (2019 Appropriations Act) becomes law and if there is a conflict with that act or the Committee Report, then this act controls.
Effective July 1, 2020.