Bill Summary for H 495 (2017-2018)

Summary date: 

Mar 27 2017

Bill Information:

View NCGA Bill Details2017-2018 Session
House Bill 495 (Public) Filed Monday, March 27, 2017
AN ACT TO INCREASE FUNDING FOR INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES, INCLUDING TEXTBOOKS, INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPLIES, AND EQUIPMENT, AND TO ALLOW LOCAL SCHOOL ADMINISTRATIVE UNITS THE FLEXIBILITY TO SPEND THESE FUNDS ON THE RESOURCES THEY DETERMINE ARE MOST IMPORTANT.
Intro. by Horn, Lucas.

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Appropriates $35 million for 2017-18 and $35 million for 2018-19 from the General Fund to the Department of Public Instruction to increase funding for textbooks and digital resources. Gives local school administrative units the flexibility to use all funds in this allotment category for instructional resources, including textbooks, instructional supplies, and equipment, that they determine are most important. Effective July 1, 2017. 

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