A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT STUDENTS WHO DEMONSTRATE DIFFICULTY WITH READING DEVELOPMENT MAY ATTEND SUMMER READING CAMPS.
Amends GS 115C-83.3 to modify the definition for "summer reading camp" to mean an educational program outside of the local school administrative unit's (LEAs) instructional calendar, provided by the LEAfor any student who does not demonstrate reading proficiency, and as funding and space are available, provided for any student who demonstrates difficulty with reading development (was, provided by the LEA for any student who did not demonstrate reading proficiency).
Declares that summer reading camps are to be funded and implemented through public-private partnerships whenever possible.
Amends GS 115C-83.8(a) to require that students lacking reading proficiency are to have priority in enrolling in an LEA's summer reading camp prior to being retained.
Effective when the act becomes law and applies beginning with the 2013-14 school year.
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