Bill Summary for H 23 (2023-2024)

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May 2 2023

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View NCGA Bill Details2023-2024 Session
House Bill 23 (Public) Filed Thursday, January 26, 2023
Intro. by Blackwell, Torbett, Cotham.

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Bill summary

House committee substitute replaces the content of the 1st edition with the following.

Part I. changes the annual reporting requirement of myFutureNC Commission set forth in SL 2019-55, now requiring a report beginning March 15, 2024 (was, September 1, 2020) to the NCGA and the specified NCGA committee regarding the State's progress in reaching postsecondary attainment goal.

Part II. directs the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to study 10 listed components relating to private schools with approved nonpublic education programs providing special education for students with intensive needs ("Approved Schools"), including studying: (1) a method of improving options for children with disabilities with intensive needs that require private placement consistent with the student's IEP and a method of determining that placement is the means that most appropriately suits the child's individual needs, (2) a method to monitor overidentification of children with disabilities with intensive needs, (3) methods to allow for Medicaid reimbursement for additional services and expanding the eligible range to receive reimbursement for services, and (4) the advisability of one or more pilot programs with one or more Approved Schools. Requires DPI to report to the specified NCGA committees by October 15, 2023.

Part III. amends GS 116-74.41 to add the President of NC Independent Colleges and Universities (or their designee) as a member of the NC Principal Fellows Commission, increasing the Commission's membership from 15 to 16. Requires the new member to begin their term on July 1, 2023.

Part IV. authorizes the Beaufort County Board of Education, in implementing the standard course of study established by Article 8, GS Chapter 115C, to use the Hillsdale College K-12 Curriculum to the extent it does not conflict with the requirements of the standard course of study. 

Changes the act's titles.