Bill Summary for H 155 (2017-2018)

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Feb 21 2017

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View NCGA Bill Details2017-2018 Session
House Bill 155 (Public) Filed Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Intro. by K. Hall, Conrad, L. Bell, Floyd.

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Amends GS 115C-296(b)(1) to require the State Board of Education's licensure program to provide for continuing licensure of a teacher as defined in GS 115C-325(6) who has 30 or more years of teaching experience in North Carolina upon the date of the teacher's retirement and who has been employed by a local school administrative unit after retirement. Qualifies that employment by a local school administrative unit after retirement must be either employment as (1) a substitute teacher (was, a substitute teacher at least once every three years since retirement) or (2) a part-time position providing any of the seven specified services, including writing curricula or working in after-school programs (previously, did not include employment in a part-time position at a local school administrative unit). Makes conforming changes. Applies to applications for continuing licensure on or after the date this act becomes law.

Amends GS 115C-296(b)(1) to exempt a member of the General Assembly from the continuing education credit requirements for teachers during any five-year licensure renewal cycle in which the member serves a term or some portion thereof in the General Assembly. Requires the member to notify the Department of Public Instruction of the exemption during that five-year licensure renewal cycle.

Amends GS 115C-284 to allow a local board of education to select a retired principal, retired assistant principal, or retired teacher to serve as an interim principal for the remainder of any school year regardless of the school administrator certification status of the retired principal, retired assistant principal, or retired teacher. Applies beginning with the 2017-18 school year.