AN ACT TO MAKE STATE FUNDS AVAILABLE TO THE NATIONAL MATH AND SCIENCE INITIATIVE TO CONDUCT A PILOT PROJECT TO DEPLOY HIGHLY EFFECTIVE TEACHERS FOR TRAINING AND ENHANCED EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY CAPABILITIES TO MILITARY-CONNECTED SCHOOL SYSTEMS WITH SPECIFIC FOCUS ON K-8 LEARNERS.
Appropriates from the General Fund to the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) $500,000 for each 2019-20 and 2020-21 fiscal years to be used to provide a grant-in-aid to the National Math and Science Initiative Inc. (NMSI). Restricts use of the funds to conducting the K-8 Military-Connected Schools Pilot Project Initiative for Wayne and Onslow County Schools. Describes NMSI. Require NMSI to deploy highly effective teachers to train teachers in the school systems, and enhance educational technology capabilities for increased science, technology, engineering, and mathematics opportunities for military-connected students, focusing on K-8 grades. Directs NMSI, in consultation with DPI, to report by April 15, 2020, and each subsequent year in which NMSI expends State funds, to the specified NCGA committee on the implementation of the pilot project, including any data on student outcomes related to its implementation and the expenditure of State funds. Effective July 1, 2019.
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