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  • Summary date: Apr 20 2023 - View Summary

    Creates new GS 115C-364.1 (Admission for part-time students), allowing students that attend non-public schools to enroll part time in local public schools and charter schools, as long as the student is eligible for admission to the public schools under the applicable requirements. Establishes a system where the State Board of Education must allocate to the local school administrative unit or charter school an appropriate amount depending on the instructional time the part-time student is enrolled. 

    Amends GS 115C-47 to create new subdivision (68), requiring local boards of education to develop policies for students from non-public schools that enroll part time under the boards’ jurisdiction. Requires the policy to be posted to the website of each board. 

    Amends GS 115C-218.45 to create new subsection (a1), allowing a student that attends non-public school to enroll in a charter school part-time in accordance with the new GS 115C-364.1. Requires each charter school to make information about part-time enrollment available on its website. Excludes part-time students from counting towards enrollment growth of the charter school under GS 115C-218.7. 

    Appropriates $500,000 to the Department of Public Instruction from the General Fund for 2023-24 to be allocated to local school administrative units and charter schools to cover the administrative costs of implementing the act. 

    Appropriates $270,000 in recurring funds to the Department of Public Instruction from the General Fund for 2024-25 to be allocated to local administrative units and charter schools to fund part-time students. 

    Effective July 1, 2023, and applicable to requests for part-time enrollment for the 2024-25 school year.