AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES FOR TEACHERS.
Includes whereas clauses.
Amends GS 115C-12 to require the State Board of Education, in consultation with the Professional Educator Preparation and Standards Commission, to offer at least five professional development courses for teachers that are based on online, instructor led-learning, blended course, or self-paced course instructional models, as described in the statute.
Appropriates the following amounts from the General Fund to the Department of Public Instruction to develop and implement the required professional development courses: (1) for 2019-20, $150,620 in recurring funds and $86,000 in nonrecurring funds and (2) for 2020-21, $274,930 in total recurring funds and $90,000 in nonrecurring funds.
Effective July 1, 2019.