AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS TO PROVIDE NBPTS BONUSES TO TEACHERS WITH NBPTS CERTIFICATION WHO ARE EMPLOYED FOR AT LEAST SEVENTY PERCENT (70%) OF THEIR WORK TIME AS INSTRUCTIONAL COACHES IN TITLE I SCHOOLS.
Amends GS 115C-296.2(b), concerning the definition of teacher for use in this section, providing that a teacher can also be a person who, among other requirements, spends at least 70 percent of his or her time as an instructional coach in a Title I school employed as a teacher (previously, did not include instructional coaches at Title I schools as teachers under this definition). Establishes that a Title I school, for use in this section, is a school identified under Part A of Title I of the Elementary and Seconday Education Act of 1965.
Appropriates $343,722 from the General Fund to the Department of Public Instruction in recurring funds for the 2014-15 fiscal year to provide National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) bonuses to teachers with NBPTS certification that are employed for at least 70 percent of their work time as instructional coaches at Title I schools.
Effective July 1, 2014.
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