Bill Summary for H 895 (2019-2020)

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Apr 17 2019

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
House Bill 895 (Public) Filed Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Intro. by Blackwell, Brockman, Horn, Meyer.

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Creates a 13-member Opportunity Gap Task Force (Task Force). Members are to include three representatives and three senators appointed by the Speaker of the House and President Pro Tem respectively, and other members are to include the President of the NC System of Community Colleges and the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Directs the Task Force to study the opportunity gap, approaches to closing the gap in grades K-12, and plans to reduce it for described subgroups by July 1, 2030. Enumerates 12 elements to be considered in the study, including teacher development and innovative budgeting. Lists 12 entities invited to provide input to the Task Force, including parents, principals, and teachers affected by the opportunity gap and organizations that have demonstrated success in dealing with the opportunity gap. Sets out meeting, quorum, and other administrative requirements. Requires that the Task Force report to the specified NCGA committee by September 1, 2020. The Task Force is to terminate on the earlier of the filing of the final report or September 1, 2020.