AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO ADOPT RULES EXCUSING ABSENCES FOR STUDENTS ATTENDING A LEGISLATIVE EVENT OR VISITING THE NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND ENSURING THAT CERTAIN EXCUSED ABSENCES DO NOT AFFECT A STUDENT'S PARTICIPATION IN AN APPROVED ATTENDANCE RECOGNITION
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Moves the proposed definition of legislative event and deletes the remaining proposed definitions in GS 115C-379. Further modifies the proposed changes to GS 115C-379 to now require the State Board of Education's rules on excusing absences to at least require school principals to authorize a minimum of two excused absences each year for religious observances required by the faith of a student or the student's parents (maintaining existing statutory language) as well as requiring excusing absences for attendance at a legislative event or service as a Governor's page (previously, inability to attend because of a legislative event only). Makes organizational, clarifying, and conforming changes. Makes conforming changes to GS 115C-382.5 regarding student attendance recognition programs.
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