Bill Summary for H 521 (2019-2020)

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Mar 28 2019

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
House Bill 521 (Public) Filed Thursday, March 28, 2019
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR A THREE-YEAR TRANSITIONAL LICENSE FOR TEACHERS FROM OTHER STATES AND AUTHORIZE LOCAL BOARDS OF EDUCATION TO DETERMINE EXPERIENCE CREDIT FOR THOSE TEACHERS TO PAY THEM ON THE COMMENSURATE LEVEL ON THE STATE SALARY SCHEDULE FOR THE TERM OF THE LICENSE, AND TO MODIFY THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A LIFETIME LICENSE.
Intro. by Clemmons, Horn, Riddell, Gailliard.

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Identical to S 393, filed 3/27/19.

Amends GS 115C-270.20(a) (teacher licensure requirements) to add new subsection (4a) creating a one-year nonrenewable provisional license for teachers from other states in good standing.  Restricts the request for a provisional license to local boards of education. Allows a teacher holding a provisional license to begin the application process for a continuing professional license as an out-of-state applicant.

Amends GS 115C-270.25 (out-of-state license applicants) by adding description to initial applications as ones for a continuing professional license.  

Amends GS 115C-302.1 to add new subsection (b3) authorizing local boards of education to determine experience credit for purposes of paying teachers with a provisional license in accord with the state salary schedule.  Exempts local boards of education and the teacher from having to repay an overpayment that was made due to misapplication of experience credit where the credit was determined in good faith. 

Amends GS 93B-15.1(i) to authorize local boards of education to request a one-year provisional license for a military spouse who holds a current teaching license in another jurisdiction.

Applies to applications for teacher licensure submitted on or after date law becomes effective.

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