AN ACT TO ESTABLISH AN EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT GOAL FOR THE STATE.
Includes whereas clauses.
Designates GS 116C-1 through GS 116-5 as Article 1 of GS Chapter 116C and enacts new Article 2, North Carolina Postsecondary Attainment Goal, providing as follows. Requires the State to make significant efforts to increase access to learning and improve the education of more North Carolinians so that, by the year 2030, at least 2,000,000 residents aged 25-44 will have completed a high-quality credential or postsecondary degree. Requires the myFutureNC Commission to report annually to the NCGA on September 1, beginning in 2020, on the State's progress in reaching the goal.
Creates the nine-member Joint Legislative Task Force on Postsecondary Attainment (Task Force), with membership appointments made by September 1, 2019. Requires the Task Force, in consultation with the Department of Public Instruction, the Community Colleges System Office, The University of North Carolina System Office, and the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities to create an inventory of existing education programs and policies to assess the effectiveness of those programs and policies in order to determine how to facilitate the progress of the State in reaching the postsecondary attainment goal. Requires considering the work and recommendations of the myFutureNC Commission and the Postsecondary Education Credentials Commission. Requires the Task Force to begin meeting by October 1, 2019. Requires an interim report by March 1, 2020, and a final report by January 1, 2021, to the specified NCGA committee. Terminates the Task Force on the earlier of March 1, 2021, or the filing of the final report.
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