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  • Summary date: Apr 4 2019 - View Summary

    Requires schools to allow representatives of a patriotic society to speak to students at the beginning of each school year during instructional hours to provide information regarding how the society may further the students' educational interests and civic involvement.  Defines patriotic society as a group or organization listed in Title 36 of the United States Code (Patriotic and National Observances, Ceremonies, and Organizations) that is a youth membership organization with an educational purpose.  Requires representatives of a patriotic society to provide to the school oral or written notice of the desire to speak with students, upon which the school must provide oral or written approval of the specific day and time to last no longer than one hour.   

    Applies the above to the following statutes, which are amended accordingly: (1) GS 115C-81.60 (elementary and secondary education) by adding new subsection (c), (2) GS 115C-218.75 (charter schools) by adding new subsection (g), (3) GS 115C-238.66 (regional schools), and (4) GS 116-239.8 (University of North Carolina laboratory schools) by adding new subdivision (17).  

    Applies beginning with the 2019-2020 school year.