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Friday, June 22, 2018

The House convenes at 10am today. The Senate convenes at 1:30 on Monday.

ICYMI, note scction 27(a) of House Bill 374, the Regulatory Reform Act of 2018, ratified on June 15, 2018. “The General Assembly finds that the North Carolina Supreme Court, in North Carolina State Board of Education v. State of North Carolina and Mark Johnson, No. 333PA17 (June 8, 2018), affirmed the facial constitutionality of S.L. 2016-126 in clarifying the authority of the Superintendent of Public Instruction as the administrative head of the Department of Public Instruction and the Superintendent’s role in the direct supervision of the public school system. SBOP-011 (Responsibilities of the SBE in supervising/administering the public school system of NC and the funds provided for its support) and SBOP-013 (Delegation of Authority from the State Board of Education to the Superintendent of Public Instruction) are repealed. The State Board of Education may readopt rules or policies related to internal management that are not inconsistent with the statutory requirements of S.L. 2016-126, including, but not limited to, the requirements of G.S. 115C-11, 115C-19, 115C-21, and 143A-441.” Unless it is vetoed by the Governor, this bill will become law next week. We are on the look out for changes as a result. Please let Alex know if you have heard anything.

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Mebane Rash

Mebane Rash is the CEO and editor-in-chief of EducationNC.

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