Bill Summary for H 155 (2017-2018)

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Mar 21 2017

Bill Information:

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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Bill summary

House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition:

Amends the long title.

Directs in GS 115C-296(b)(1) that the licensure program will provide licensure based on teaching experience for retirement licensure (currently, continuing licensure) of a teacher as specified.

Directs that the increased standards for continuing licensure will include, for teachers seeking a retirement license (currently, retired teachers serving as substitutes), at least 640 hours of documented employment as specified.

Deletes the proposed amendment to GS 115C-284. Amends GS 115C-284(e) to authorize local boards of education to select a retired principal or a retired assistant principal to serve as an interim principal for the remainder of any school year regardless of licensure status.

Clarifies that Section 1 of the act (amending GS 115C-296) applies to applications for retirement licensure on or after that date.