Bill Summary for S 849 (2013-2014)

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May 27 2014

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View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
Senate Bill 849 (Public) Filed Tuesday, May 27, 2014
AN ACT TO CLARIFY THE COOPERATIVE INNOVATIVE HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMS APPLICATION PROCESS FOR REGIONAL SCHOOLS, TO GRANT ONE-YEAR STATUS AS A COOPERATIVE INNOVATIVE HIGH SCHOOL TO THE NORTHEAST REGIONAL SCHOOL OF BIOTECHNOLOGY AND AGRISCIENCE, AND TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR HIGHER EDUCATION TUITION COSTS FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED AT THE NORTHEAST REGIONAL SCHOOL OF BIOTECHNOLOGY AND AGRISCIENCE.
Intro. by Brown.

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Amends GS 115C-238.50A(1a), concerning classification of a high school as a cooperative innovative high school, providing that the criterion in this subsection does not apply to regional schools as defined in GS 115C-238.61 or regional schools established pursuant to GS Chapter 115C, Article 16, Part 10 - "Regional Schools."

Establishes that, notwithstanding other requirements, the Northeast Regional School of Biotechnology and Agriscience will be designated as a cooperative innovative high school for the 2014-15 school year. To maintain the designation beyond the 2014-15 school year, the board of directors must apply with a local board of trustees for approval as a cooperative innovative high school, as provided in GS Chapter 115C, Article 16, Part 9.

Appropriates $14,915 from the General Fund to the Department of Public Instruction for the 2014-15 fiscal year in order to reimburse UNC for tuition costs for courses taken by students at the Northeast Regional School of Biotechnology and Agriscience through NC State University.  Provides that the credit hours achieved from the students at the Northeast Regional School will be considered nonfundable under the UNC Semester Credit Hour Enrollment Change Funding Model.

Effective July 1, 2014.

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