Bill Summary for S 401 (2015-2016)

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Mar 24 2015

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View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
Senate Bill 401 (Public) Filed Tuesday, March 24, 2015
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION TO USE FUNDS TO CONDUCT A PILOT PROGRAM ON INTEGRATED COMMUNITY-BASED ADAPTED SPORTS PROGRAMS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES.
Intro. by Barringer, Tillman, Woodard.

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Identical to H 314, filed 03/19/15.

Allows the Department of Public Instruction (Department) to use up to $300,000 each fiscal year, from the funds appropriated to the Department or State Aid for Public Schools for the 2015‑17 fiscal biennium, to develop and implement a pilot program for an integrated community‑based adapted sports program for students with disabilities in grades K-12. Requires the pilot program to be consistent with the "Dear Colleague" letter addressing equal access to extracurricular athletics for students with disabilities released by the US Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, on January 25, 2013. Sets out further requirements for the program. Effective July 1, 2015. 

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