AN ACT TO REQUIRE AT LEAST ONE SCHOOL NURSE IN EVERY SCHOOL IN A LOCAL SCHOOL ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT BEGINNING IN THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR AND TO APPROPRIATE ADDITIONAL FUNDS TO MEET THAT REQUIREMENT.
Identical to H 1203, filed 5/26/20.
Includes whereas clause.
Amends GS 115C-47 by requiring local boards of education to ensure that each school is staffed by at least one full-time, permanent school nurse.
Appropriates $102 million in recurring funds for 2020-21 from the General Fund to the Department of Public Instruction to increase the Instructional Support Allotment. Requires that these funds be used to increase positions for school nurses in order to provide at least one full-time, permanent school nurse for every school in the unit. States the NCGA's intent that the funds supplement and not supplant any funds already provided for school nurses.
The above provisions apply beginning with the 2020-21 school year.
Reenacts and incorporates by reference the State Budget Act, GS Chapter 143C.
Provides for the continued validity of 2019 legislation appropriating funds to an agency covered by the act unless expressly repealed or amended.
Deems the act to supersede any conflicting provision of HB 966 (2019 Appropriations Act) or the specified Committee Report.
Effective July 1, 2020.