Bill Summaries: S450 VARIOUS EDUCATION CHANGES. (NEW)

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  • Summary date: Jun 24 2021 - More information

    House amendment to the 3rd edition makes the following changes. 

    Eliminates the content of previous Section 1, which: (1) added to the duties of the State Board of Education (State Board) under GS 115C-12 to require the adoption of rules applicable to all public school units that require existing school buildings to have adequate carbon monoxide alarms and new school buildings placed into service on or after July 1, 2023, to have adequate carbon monoxide detectors; (2) directed the State Board to adopt temporary implementing rules; and (3) required temporary and permanent rules to ensure the requirements for existing buildings to have adequate carbon monoxide alarms to be effective by July 1, 2023.

    Instead provides for the following in Section 1. Directs the State Board to survey all public school units to determine the number of existing school buildings currently not equipped with carbon monoxide alarm and detecting systems, but would have to install those systems if required to be in compliance with the requirements for new buildings under Section 915 of the NC State Building Code, Fire Prevention Code (non-equipped buildings). Requires the State Board to report to the specified NCGA committees by December 15, 2021. Specifies required content of the report. Makes conforming changes to the act's long title. 


  • Summary date: Jun 22 2021 - More information

    House committee substitute to the 2nd edition adds the following content. 

    Amends GS 115C-549 and GS 115C-557, regarding standardized testing requirements in private church schools, schools of religious charter, and qualified nonpublic schools for grades three, six, and nine. Changes the requirements for testing in grade nine to allow the standardized test or other equivalent measurement selected to measure competencies in the verbal and quantitative areas as an alternative to measuring achievement in the areas of English grammar, reading, spelling, and math. 

    Similarly, amends GS 115C-562.5(a) regarding standardized testing requirements of nonpublic schools accepting students receiving scholarship grants for grades three and higher. Changes the requirements for testing in grades nine through twelve to allow the standardized test or other equivalent measurement selected to measure competencies in the verbal and quantitative areas as an alternative to measuring achievement in the areas of English grammar, reading, spelling, and math. 

    Makes the above changes apply to tests given beginning with the 2021-22 school year.

    Enacts GS 160A-330, requiring municipalities to provide water and/or sewer services to a charter property, defined to mean real property that is owned or leased to an entity for use as a charter school facility for an approved charter, for which those services are not otherwise provided if four criteria are met. Requires the charter property owner to request the services in writing; the municipality to have available capacity in the requested service(s); the charter property owner to agree to the terms of a utility extension agreement; and the charter property owner to agree to payment of all costs of service extension. Allows a developer of a charter property to, with the written consent of the property owner, make the request for services under the statute, agree to the requirements of a utility extension agreement with the municipal governing board, and pay for the costs of extension of the requested services. Further requires the municipality to grant a charter property owner's petition for annexation if the charter property is otherwise eligible for annexation under State law. 

    Makes technical changes to the act's effective date provisions. Changes the act's titles.


  • Summary date: May 5 2021 - More information

    Senate committee substitute to the 1st edition amends the requirement in GS 115C-12 to now require the adoption of rules applicable to all public school units that require existing school buildings to be equipped with carbon monoxide alarm and detection systems in accordance with the requirements for new buildings under the specified building code section (was, have adequate carbon monoxide alarms, as defined, and new school buildings placed into service on or after July 1, 2025, must have adequate carbon monoxide detectors, as defined). Requires the installation of carbon monoxide alarm and detection systems to be permitted, installed, and inspected as required by the Building Code. Prohibits requiring an existing school building to be equipped with a carbon monoxide alarm and detection system if the system would not be required for a new building under the specified building code section. 


  • Summary date: Apr 1 2021 - More information

    Adds to the duties of the State Board of Education (State Board) under GS 115C-12 to require the adoption of rules applicable to all public school units that require existing school buildings to have adequate carbon monoxide alarms, as defined, and new school buildings placed into service on or after July 1, 2025, to be have adequate carbon monoxide detectors, as defined. 

    Directs the State Board to adopt temporary implementing rules. Requires temporary and permanent rules to ensure the requirements for existing buildings to have adequate carbon monoxide alarms are effective by July 1, 2023.


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