NCSSA will be traveling across the state to update our local RESAs and their members. We look forward to seeing you soon!
September 7, 2018 | Sandhills RESA January 4, 2019 | PTEC
September 14, 2018 | WRESA January 17, 2019 | SERESA
October 17, 2018 | NWRESA February 8, 2019 | SWRESA
October 26, 2018 | CCRESA February 20, 2019 | NERESA
In an attempt to address growing concerns over teacher shortages, Senate lawmakers have introduced a bill creating a new teaching license for qualified teachers who are unable to fulfill licensure exam requirements.
N.C. Senate lawmakers hit a key deadline April 2, which was the last date that new bills could be filed in that chamber. Although bill introductions continue in the N.C. House through April 27, the N.C. Association of School Administrators (NCASA) now has an indication of which public school issues are likely to be considered in legislation championed by state Senators. The following is an incomplete listing of selected Senate bills affecting K-12 education that NCASA deems as either favorable, neutral or needing revisions.
It was a hectic week at the General Assembly, as Senate lawmakers attempted to file numerous bills before the Senate bill introduction deadline on Tuesday afternoon. With the House bill filing deadline and overall bill crossover deadline quickly approaching, many legislators are beginning to push harder to make progress on their bills.
State Superintendent Mark Johnson joined lawmakers in the House and Senate on Wednesday to announce the “Teacher Classroom Supply Program”—a new initiative that would provide each teacher in the State with $400 to spend on classroom supplies by reallocating existing supply funds. Currently, the State allocates approximately $47 million per year for classroom supplies, reflecting a significant decrease in funding compared to pre-Recession amounts. The Teacher Classroom Supply Program would reallocate the majority of these funds to individual teachers, leaving approximately $10 million statewide for larger district purchases. Under the Program, teachers would utilize an app called “ClassWallet” to initially reimburse classroom supply purchases and eventually, purchase supplies directly through the app.