Legislative Focus North Carolina PTA Parent Involvement Initiative July 18, 2008 General Assembly Funds NCPTA Parent Involvement Initiative for Second Year The North Carolina General Assembly passed the budget for the 2008 Short Session. The budget contains $300,000 to continue and expand the NCPTA Parent Involvement Initiative. NCPTA thanks the primary sponsors of the Senate and House NCPTA Parent Involvement Initiative bills: Sen. Linda Garrou, Rep. Rick Glazier, Rep. Douglas Yongue, Rep. Marvin Lucas, and Rep. Marian McLawhorn. NCPTA also thanks the other sponsors of these bills: Sen. Bob Atwater, Sen. Julia Boseman, Sen. Harry Brown, Sen. Peter Brunstetter, Sen. Kay Hagan, Sen. Fletcher Hartsell, Sen. David Hoyle, Sen. S. Clark Jenkins, Sen. Martin Nesbitt, Sen. Jean Preston, Sen. Bill Purcell, Sen. Joe Sam Queen, Sen. Tony Rand, Sen. Richard Stevens, Sen. Jerry Tillman, Rep. Martha Alexander, Rep. Dan Blue, Rep. William Brisson, Rep. Walter Church, Rep. Bill Faison, Rep. Susan Fisher, Rep. Sandra Hughes, Rep. Garland Pierce, Rep. William Inside: Wainwright, Rep. Laura Wiley, and Rep. Larry Womble. We hope you will also take the time to thank these sponsors. Without their efforts, the NCPTA Parent • Newly Introduced Bills Involving K-12 Education Involvement Initiative would not continue. • House and Senate Committee Membership The House bill number for the NCPTA Parent Involvement Initiative bill is HB 2307, and the Senate bill number is SB 1928. To read the bill: Go to the General Assembly’s website at http://www.ncleg.net and type in the bill number in the “find bills by number” field on the right side of the homepage. To contact the bill sponsors: Go to the General Assembly’s website at http://www.ncleg.net and click on House or Senate under Site Navigation and click on 2007-2008 Room, Phone and E-mail Addresses. 2 Bills Involving K-12 Education Introduced During 2008 Short Session If you are interested in seeing a copy of a bill, you may go to the General Assembly’s website at http://www.ncleg.net. To find the bill you are looking for, just type in the bill number in the area “find bills by number” on the right side of the homepage. Health and Wellness Bills Make yourself House Bill 2388 – A joint resolution authorizing the 2007 General Assembly to consider a bill to be heard! entitled an act to ensure that the public schools offer a comprehensive physical education program House Bill 2425 – Expand Flu Vaccine for Children/Funds Contact your House Bill 2592 – DPI to Collect Childhood Obesity Statistics elected officials House Bill 2691 – Tobacco-Free Schools/Discretionary Senate Bill 1677 – Funds for School Health Centers to thank them for Senate Bill 1777 – Expand Flu Vaccine for Children/Funds supporting the Senate Bill 1898 – School Nutrition Program Funds NC PTA Parent Involvement Dropout and Gang Prevention Bills House Bill 2225 – Funds/Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention and Dropout Prevents Initiative House Bill 2288 – Continue the Dropout Prevention Commission House Bill 2289 – Study Raising Compulsory Attendance Age House Bill 2389 – Funds for Juvenile Crime Prevention Councils House Bill 2291 – At-Risk Youth/New Hanover & Pender Counties House Bill 2418 – Reestablish Committee on Dropout Prevention/Funds House Bill 2731 – Gang Prevention/Intervention Funds Senate Bill 1752 – Reestablish Committee on Dropout Prevention/Funds Senate Bill 1806 – Continue the Dropout Prevention Commission Senate Bill 1914 – Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention/Dropout Funds Senate Bill 1940 – Communities in Schools Funds Senate Bill 1960 – Durham Vance Education Pilot Program Teacher Focused Bills House Bill 2148 – State Funding for Visiting Teachers Clarified House Bill 2281 – Teacher Housing Pilot Program Funds House Bill 2360 – Board Certified Teachers Serve as Full-Time Mentors House Bill 2475 – ExplorNet Funds House Bill 2491 – Increase Salary of Teacher Assistants House Bill 2565 – Funds for Mentors for Teachers House Bill 2595 – Funds for Teachers’ Institute Program House Bill 2604 – Pay Teachers for 2nd Master’s Degree House Bill 2607 – Certain Principals Return to Work House Bill 2702 – Teacher Assistant Salary Schedule House Bill 2735 – Mentors for Newly Appointed Principals House Bill 2736 – Funds for School Technology Facilitators House Bill 2737 – Funds for Testing Coordinators Senate Bill 1613 – Funds for the Teacher Cadet Program Senate Bill 1763 – Board Certified Teachers Serve as Full-Time Mentors Senate Bill 1941 – Salary/Teachers with Advanced Degrees Senate Bill 1942 – Teacher Assistant Salary Schedule Senate Bill 1994 – Funds for Mentors for Teachers Senate Bill 2012 – Teach for America Funding Education Program Related Bills House Bill 2082 – N.C. Literacy Connection Funds House Bill 2089 – Communities in School Funds House Bill 2104 – Funds to Teach Critical Foreign Languages House Bill 2170 – Positive Behavior Support in School/Funds House Bill 2171 – Study of Geography Education House Bill 2219 – DPI/Curriculum on 1898 Wilmington Race Riot House Bill 2357 – Responsiveness to Instruction Program Funds House Bill 2474 – Farm to School Program Funds House Bill 2489 – Innovative Graduation Initiative Study 3 House Bill 2641 – Funds to Support School Science Competitions House Bill 2662 – Study/High School Students at Community Colleges House Bill 2683 – Interstate Compact/Education of Military Children House Bill 2684 – Career & Technical High Schools/Pilot Project Senate Bill 1618 – N.C. Literacy Connection Funds Senate Bill 1899 – NC AVID Funds Senate Bill 1906 – Leadership Connection Funds Senate Bill 1949 – Duplin School Funds for Immersive Technology Senate Bill 1973 – Farm to School Funds Senate Bill 1974 – Communities in School Funds Senate Bill 2026 – Career & Technical High Schools/Pilot Project Exceptional Children and Gifted Children Related Bills House Bill 2168 – Raise Funding Cap/Gifted Children House Bill 2169 – Funds for Children with Disabilities House Bill 2180 – Raise Funding Cap/Children with Disabilities House Bill 2216 – Children with Disabilities/Pilot Program House Bill 2356 – Study Participation of Exceptional Children House Bill 2576 – Raise Funding Cap/Gifted Children House Bill 2584 – Cooperative Regional Fund/Children with Disabilities Senate Bill 1758 – Study Participation of Exceptional Children Senate Bill 1761 – IEP Team and Homebound Instruction Changes Senate Bill 1900 – Raise Funding Cap/Gifted Children Support the General and Administrative Related Bills House Bill 2124 – Schools May Retain Funds Allocated in Error NC PTA House Bill 2138 – School Construction Optimization Act Parental House Bill 2142 – Focused Education Reform Program Funds Do Not Revert House Bill 2282 – Funds for Efficient, Green School Facilities Involvement House Bill 2283 – Study Regional Education Service Centers Initiative! House Bill 2300 – Funds/School-Based Health Centers House Bill 2484 – Additional Lottery Funds for School Buildings House Bill 2490 – Study/DPI and State Board of Education House Bill 2517 – Modify Low-Wealth School Funding Formula House Bill 2518 – Funds for School Transportation House Bill 2528 – Green School Construction Loan Fund/Program House Bill 2534 – Funds for the A+ Schools Program House Bill 2535 – Kids Voting Funds House Bill 2548 – Tax Exemption for LEAs House Bill 2566 – Extend School Formula Committee House Bill 2734 – Additional DSSF Funding for Schools Senate Bill 1614 – Focused Education Reform Program Funds Do Not Revert Senate Bill 1678 – Clarify Corporal Punishment Policy Senate Bill 1757 – Study/DPI and State Board of Education Senate Bill 1760 – Funds for School Transportation Senate Bill 1762 – Funds for Efficient, Green School Facilities Senate Bill 1764 – Study Regional Education Service Centers Senate Bill 1792 – School Construction Optimization Act Senate Bill 1849 – Kids Voting Funds Senate Bill 1858 – School Construction Pilot Program Senate Bill 1863 – Additional Lottery Funds for School Buildings Senate Bill 1992 – Modify the Textbook Funding Formula Senate Bill 1993 – Extend School Formula Committee Senate Bill 1995 – Modify Low-Wealth School Funding Formula Senate Bill 2003 – Small School System Supplemental Funding Senate Bill 2014 – UNC to Study Structure & Organization of DPI Senate Bill 2047 – Additional DSSF Funding for Schools Senate Bill 2084 – School Construction Optimization Act Senate Bill 2086 – Tax on Lottery Winnings 4 House and Senate Committee Membership Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee – Non-standing Senate House Sen. Albin B. Swindell, IV (Co-Chair) Rep. Douglas Yates Yongue (Co-Chair) Sen. Thomas M. Apodaca Rep. Larry M. Bell Sen. Robert C. Atwater Rep. Jacob Curtis Blackwood, Jr. Sen. Charlie Smith Dannelly Rep. Richards Brooks Glazier Sen. Katie G. Dorsett Rep. Margaret Moore Jeffus Sen. Steve Goss Rep. Linda P. Johnson Sen. Fletcher Lee Hartsell, Jr. Rep. Marvin W. Lucas Sen. Vernon Malone Rep. Marian Nelson McLawhorn Sen. Martin L. Nesbitt, Jr. Rep. Louis M. Pate, Jr. Sen. Joe Sam Queen Rep. Raymond C. Rapp Sen. Jerry W. Tillman Rep. Joe P. Tolson Sen. Katie G. Dorsett (Advisory Member) Rep. Tricia Ann Cotham (Advisory Member) Sen Richard Yates Stevens (Advisory Member) Rep. Susan C. Fisher (Advisory Member) Rep. Edith Doughtie Warren (Advisory Member) Appropriations Subcommittee on Education – House standing Chairman - Rep. Glazier Chairman - Rep. McLawhorn Together we Chairman - Rep. Rapp are powerful, Vice Chairman – Rep. Bell Vice Chairman – Rep. Johnson support the Vice Chairman - Rep. Lucas NCPTA Parent Members - Rep. Hilton, Rep. Holloway, Rep. Parmon, Rep. Pate, Rep. Tarleton, Rep. Wiley Involvement Initiative Appropriations on Education/Higher Education – Senate standing Senior Chairman – Sen. A.B. Swindell Co-Chairman – Sen. Julia Boseman Co-Chairman – Sen. Richard Stevens Members – Sen. Tony Foriest, Sen. Fletcher L. Hartsell, Jr. Appropriations on Education/Public Instruction – Senate standing Senior Chairman – Sen. Vernon Malone Chairman – Sen. Joe Sam McQueen Members – Sen. Martin L. Nesbitt, Jr., Sen. Jean Preston, Sen. Jerry W. Tillman Education – House standing Chairman – Rep. Bell Chairman – Rep. Lucas Members – Rep. Adams, Rep. Alexander, Rep. Avila, Rep. Blackwood, Rep. Bordsen, Rep. Brown, Rep. Bryant, Rep. Carney, Rep. Cleveland, Rep. Cotham, Rep. Current, Rep. Daughtridge, Rep. Dickson, Rep. Dockham, Rep. Dollar, Rep. England, Rep. Fisher, Rep. Folwell, Rep. Glazier, Rep. Goforth, Rep. Goodwin, Rep. Hall, Rep. Hilton, Rep. Holloway, Rep. Hurley, Rep. Insko, Rep. Jeffus, Rep. Johnson, Rep. Langdon, Rep. Love, Rep. McAllister; Rep. McElraft, Rep. McLawhorn, Rep. Parmon, Rep. Rapp, Rep. Ross, Rep. Samuelson, Rep. Stam, Rep. Stiller, Rep. Tarleton, Rep. Thomas, Rep. Tolson, Rep. Walker, Rep. E. Warren, Rep. R. Warren, Rep. Wiley, Rep. Wilins, Rep. Womble, Rep. Wray, Rep. Yongue 5 House and Senate Committee Membership Education/Public Instruction – Senate standing Senior Chairman – Sen. Vernon Malone Chairman – Sen. Joe Sam McQueen Members – Sen. Tom Apodaca, Sen. Doug Berger, Sen. Harry Brown, Sen. Walter H. Dalton, Sen. Charlie S. Dannelly, Sen. Katie G. Dorsett, Sen. James Forrester, Sen. W. Edward Goodall, Sen. Steve Goss, Sen. Malcolm Graham, Sen. Kay R. Hagan, Sen. Ed Jones; Sen. Martin L. Nesbitt, Jr., Sen. Jean Preston, Sen. Fred Smith, Sen. John Snow, Sen. A.B. Swindell, Sen. Jerry W. Tillman Education/Higher Education – Senate standing Senior Chairman – Sen. A. B. Swindell Co-Chairman – Sen. Julia Boseman Co-Chairman – Sen. Richard Stevens Members – Sen. Austin M. Allran, Sen. Phillip E. Berger, Sen. Stan Bingham, Sen. Janet Cowell, Sen Tony Foriest, Sen. Linda Garrou, Sen. Fletcher L. Hartsell, Jr., Sen. David W. Hoyle, Sen. Neal Hunt, Sen. Clark Jenkins, Sen. Vernon Malone, Sen. Floyd B. McKissick, Jr., Sen. William R. Purcell, Sen. Tony Rand Visit http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/members/reports/room-phone.pl?Chamber=House&viewType=normal and http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/members/reports/room-phone.pl?Chamber=Senate&viewType=normal and contact your elected official/s to urge them to support education bills. About Our Organization Debra Horton is president of NCPTA. She can be reached at 919.787.0534 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Gerry Hancock and Ashley Matlock are attorneys at Everett Gaskins Hancock & Stevens, LLP and are counsel for NCPTA. They can be reached at 919.755.0025 or at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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