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SB 337 - Establishes the North Carolina Charter School Advisory Board - Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Establishes the North Carolina Charter School Advisory Board

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (37-11) - (Key vote)

Title: Establishes the North Carolina Charter School Advisory Board

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that establishes the North Carolina Charter School Advisory Board.

Highlights:

  • Establishes the North Carolina Charter School Advisory Board, under the State Department of Education, to authorize and oversee public charter schools (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the membership of the Board to consist of the following 12 members (Sec. 1):
    • 1 nonvoting member to be the State Superintendent of Public Instruction;
    • 1 voting member to be the Lieutenant Governor or the Lieutenant Governor's designee;
    • 3 voting members appointed by the Governor, including the chair of the Advisory Board;
    • 3 voting members appointed by the General Assembly upon the recommendation of the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
    • 3 voting members appointed by the General Assembly upon the recommendation of the President Pro Tempore of the Senate; and
    • 1 voting member appointed by the State Board of Education.
  • Specifies that there is a 4 year term limit for appointed members and prohibits an appointed member from serving for more than 2 terms (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the Board to assume certain responsibilities including, but not limited to, the following responsibilities (Sec. 1):
    • To make recommendations to the State Board of Education on the adoption of rules regarding all aspects of charter school operation including renewal or nonrenewal of charters, and revocations of charters.
  • Requires at least 50 percent of teachers in grades kindergarten through 5 to have teacher licenses (Sec. 1).
  • Requires all teachers of mathematics, science, social studies, or language arts to be a college graduate (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the Board of Directors at each charter school to adopt a mirroring criminal background check policy to the local Board of Education, if they have adopted such a policy (Sec. 1).
  • Repeals the North Carolina Charter School Advisory Council, as established by the State Board of Education on August 4, 2011 (Sec. 7).
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (88-22) - (Key vote)

Title: Establishes the North Carolina Charter School Advisory Board

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that establishes the North Carolina Charter School Advisory Board.

Highlights:

  • Establishes the North Carolina Charter School Advisory Board, under the State Department of Education, to authorize and oversee public charter schools (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the membership of the Board to consist of the following 12 members (Sec. 1):
    • 1 nonvoting member to be the State Superintendent of Public Instruction;
    • 1 voting member to be the Lieutenant Governor or the Lieutenant Governor's designee;
    • 3 voting members appointed by the Governor, including the chair of the Advisory Board;
    • 3 voting members appointed by the General Assembly upon the recommendation of the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
    • 3 voting members appointed by the General Assembly upon the recommendation of the President Pro Tempore of the Senate; and
    • 1 voting member appointed by the State Board of Education.
  • Specifies that there is a 4 year term limit for appointed members and prohibits an appointed member from serving for more than 2 terms (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the Board to assume certain responsibilities including, but not limited to, the following responsibilities (Sec. 1):
    • To make recommendations to the State Board of Education on the adoption of rules regarding all aspects of charter school operation including renewal or nonrenewal of charters, and revocations of charters.
  • Requires at least 50 percent of teachers in grades kindergarten through 5 to have teacher licenses (Sec. 1).
  • Requires all teachers of mathematics, science, social studies, or language arts to be a college graduate (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the Board of Directors at each charter school to adopt a mirroring criminal background check policy to the local Board of Education, if they have adopted such a policy (Sec. 1).
  • Repeals the North Carolina Charter School Advisory Council, as established by the State Board of Education on August 4, 2011 (Sec. 7).
Legislation - Concurrence Vote Failed (Senate) (14-35) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (96-14) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (32-17) - (Key vote)

Title: Establishes an Independent Charter School Board

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes an Independent Charter School Board.

Highlights:
  • Establishes the North Carolina Public Charter Schools Board to authorize and oversee public charter schools (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the membership of the Board to consist of the following 12 members (Sec. 1):
    • 1 nonvoting member to be the State Superintendent of Public Instruction;
    • 1 voting member to be the Lieutenant Governor or Lieutenant Governor’s designee;
    • 3 voting members appointed by the Governor, including the chair of the Board;
    • 3 voting members appointed by the General Assembly upon the recommendation of the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
    • 3 voting members appointed by the General Assembly upon the recommendation of the President Pro Tempore of the Senate; and
    • 1 voting member to be the State Treasurer or the State Treasurer’s designee.
  • Specifies that there is a 4 year term limit for appointed members and prohibits an appointed member from serving more than 2 terms (Sec. 1). 
  • Requires the Board to assume certain responsibilities including, but not limited to, the following responsibilities (Sec. 1):
    • To adopt rules regarding all aspects of a charter school, including renewals, non-renewals, and revocations of charters.
  • Requires the Board of Directors at each charter school to adopt a mirroring criminal background check policy to the local Board of Education, if they have adopted such a policy (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Establishes an Independent Charter School Board

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