Bill Summary for S 337 (2013-2014)

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Jul 23 2013

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View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
Senate Bill 337 (Public) Filed Thursday, March 14, 2013
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO CREATE THE NORTH CAROLINA CHARTER SCHOOLS ADVISORY BOARD AND MAKE OTHER CHANGES TO CHARTER SCHOOL LAWS.
Intro. by Tillman, Soucek.

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Withdraws previous conference report #1and instead submits conference report #2, which makes the following changes to the 7th edition but is otherwise identical to the conference report #1.

Amends GS 115C-238.29F to require at least50% of the charter school's teachers to hold teacher licenses (was, required at least75% of the teachers in grades kindergarten through five and 50% of the teachers in grades six through 12to hold teacher certificates), except requires all teachers in core subject areas of math, science, social studies, and language arts to be college graduates.

Amends subdivision (1) of new GS 115C-238.29F(e1) to require thatthe board of directors of a charter school that is located in a local school administrative unit (LEA) which has adopted a criminal background check policy under GS 115C-332 to adopt a policy that mirrors that of the LEA andto requireemployment applicants toundergo a criminal history check as defined in GS 115C-332.Deletes language that specifies that the board of directors of a charter school cannot require a jobapplicantto pay for the criminal history check.

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