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NCASA Provides Law Summaries Covering Recent Education Changes

Elizabeth Yelverton | NCASA Legal Affairs & Policy Manager

The General Assembly was much slower-paced this week, as many legislators awaited Governor Cooper’s action regarding numerous bills approved during last week’s legislative marathon. The Governor signed into law several education-related bills yesterday, including Senate Bill 681 (=S.L. 2020-78), a 45-page policy omnibus bill that was quickly passed by legislators around 1 a.m. last Friday without much discussion. S681 contains many education policy changes, including an arts education graduation requirement, modifications to the advanced teaching roles program, and charter school enrollment criteria changes. The NC Association of School Administrators (NCASA) has prepared a summary document of all public school-related laws passed so far in the 2020 short session, including S681, which can be accessed by clicking here. NCASA will continue to update this document as needed, based on action by the legislature and Governor, and will share the latest versions with members in our weekly newsletter. NCASA’s Advocacy Team will deliver a comprehensive overview of all recent updates to education law and policies affecting your schools, students, and staff during a free legislative update webinar on July 27.

Elizabeth Yelverton