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  • Summary date: May 26 2020 - View Summary

    Appropriates $145 million for 2020-21 from the General Fund to the Department of Public Instruction to be allocated as follows: (1) $75 million in nonrecurring funds for surgical and respiratory masks and gloves, which meet the federal standards and guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for all identified public school employees; and (2) $70 million in nonrecurring funds for a temporary salary supplement of $5 per hour for all identified public school employees. Defines identified public school employees as all employees of the public schools, including teachers, instructional support personnel, principals, assistant principals, and noncertified personnel, except for central office employees (as defined). Defines public schools as schools in local school administrative units, charter schools, regional schools, schools in the North Carolina Innovative School District, schools for students with visual and hearing impairments operated by the State Board of Education, and University of North Carolina laboratory schools.

    Gives all identified public school employees whose salaries are supported from the State's General Fund a $5/hour salary supplement from July 1, 2020, to December 31, 2020. Specifies that this salary supplement is not compensation under Article 1 of GS Chapter 135, the Teachers' and State Employees' Retirement System. Expires December 31, 2020.

    Reenacts and incorporates by the 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for the continued validity of 2019 legislation appropriating funds to an agency covered by the act unless expressly repealed or amended.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.