AN ACT TO CLARIFY ELIGIBILITY FOR EXTENDED TEACHER CONTRACTS, TO REQUIRE COMPLETION OF AN ECONOMICS AND PERSONAL FINANCE COURSE AS A HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENT IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS, TO CLARIFY REQUIREMENTS FOR HIGH SCHOOL CIVIC LITERACY, AND TO REQUIRE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR ECONOMICS AND PERSONAL FINANCE TEACHERS.
House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes.
Makes clarifying and organizational changes to the proposed changes to GS 115C-325.3, concerning teacher contracts or renewals for terms of one, two, or four school years. Clarifies that for a full-time, permanent teacher who did not work for at least 120 workdays in a school year because of sick leave, disability leave, or leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act, the school year is not deemed to constitute a consecutive year of employment for the teacher (previously, provided that any previous consecutive years worked are consecutive to the following year). Maintains that such a school year is not considered a break in service.