A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS FOR PROGRAMS AND SERVICES PROVIDED BY COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS OF NORTH CAROLINA TO SUPPORT THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF THIS STATE.
Appropriates $3,731,927 from the General Fund to the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) for fiscal year 2014-15, recurring thereafter, to support and expand intervention programs and services provided by the Communities In Schools of NC, Inc. (CISNC).
Directs CISNC to use the recurring funds to do at least the following: (1) leverage additional funding and resources in support of local CISNC programs, (2) support and supplement the Read to Achieve program by assisting local school administrative units with compliance and student support services, and (3) placing at least 50 student support specialists in high poverty elementary and secondary schools across North Carolina (sets out criteria to determine which schools should receive priority from CISNC).
Appropriates $1,035,000 from the General Fund to CISNC for fiscal year 2014-15 nonrecurring, to provide planning and support to open three schools across North Carolina during the next three years by either opening additional Performance Learning Centers or jointly establishing cooperative innovative high schools as an education partner, in accordance with Part 9 of Article 16 of GS Chapter 115C.
Requires DPI and CISNC to report to the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee by October 15, 2015, and annually after that, on the use of funds and progress of the priorities in this act.
Effective July 1, 2014.
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