AN ACT TO CLARIFY THAT SOUTH PIEDMONT COMMUNITY COLLEGE MAY EARN BUDGET FTE FOR CERTAIN STUDENT COURSE ENROLLMENTS AS OTHERWISE AUTHORIZED BY STATUTE AND TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION TO USE FUNDS TO ENTER INTO A STATEWIDE COOPERATIVE PURCHASING AGREEMENT FOR OFFICE PRODUCTIVITY SOFTWARE FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS, TO ADOPT RULES AND POLICIES LIMITING THE NONINSTRUCTIONAL DUTIES OF TEACHERS, TO ESTABLISH THE OFFICE OF PRINCIPAL PREPARATION, TO AMEND THE PROCESS FOR TUITION ENDORSEMENTS AND REIMBURSEMENTS FOR SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES, AND TO EXEMPT STUDENTS AT THE SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS AND THE SCHOOL OF THE ARTS FROM PAYING FEES FOR ADVANCED PLACEMENT EXAMS.
House amendments make the following changes to the 2nd edition.
Amends the long title.
Amends Section 10.11(b) of SL 2015-241, the Appropriations Act, concerning the federal Youth Career Connect Grant awarded to Anson County Schools for 2014-18, which requires students to enroll in community college classes, adding new language that provides that the South Piedmont Community College cannot earn budget FTE for such student enrollments under this grant, unless the student course enrollment is authorized in GS 115D-20(4)a, which authorizes specified course enrollment through certain programs.
Repeals Section 8.45 of SL 2015-241, which repealed GS 115C-47(18a)b.
Amends GS 115C-47(18a), making technical changes and providing that teachers with 27 or more years of experience are not assigned extracurricular activities unless those absences from participation would prevent the safe and effective operation of the school.
Amends GS 115C-296(b)(1), as amended by Section 8.46(a) of SL 2015-241, concerning continued licensure of a teacher, providing for continued licensure of retired teachers who (1) have 30 years or more of teaching experience upon retirement and (2) serve as a substitute teacher or are employed by a local school administrative unit in a part-time position, providing any of the specified services (previously, continued licensure was contingent on the retired teacher serving as a substitute teacher at least once every three years after retirement, and no other part-time employment was acceptable). Also directs the State Board of Education to include in its standards for continued licensure that retired teachers must have at least 640 hours of documented employment in a local school administrative unit and at least one continuing education credit each renewal cycle (previously, for continued licensure, had to serve as a substitute, plus 640 hours of documents substitute teaching each renewal cycle plus certain professional development education hours). Effective September 1, 2015, applying with the beginning of the 2015-16 school year.
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