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  • Summary date: Mar 27 2013 - View Summary

    Appropriates $3,731,927 for 2013-14 and $3,731,927 for 2014-15 from the General Fund to the Department of Public Instruction, in recurring funds, to support and expand the programs and services of Communities In Schools of North Carolina Inc. who must then use the funds to leverage federal and private grants to support local Communities In Schools programs throughout the state and place no fewer than 50 graduation coaches in elementary, middle, or high schools. Sets priority to be given when placing the graduation coaches.

    Appropriates $1,035,000 for 2013-14 from the General Fund to Communities In Schools of North Carolina Inc. to open at least three additional Performance Learning Centers or innovative high schools across the state over the next three years. Requires that funds be expended by the end of the 2015-16 school year.

    Requires Communities In Schools to report on the activities of graduation coaches and progress in developing the additional centers to the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee annually, beginning October 15, 2014.

    Effective July 1, 2013.