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NCASA is proud to provide non-partisan advocacy to represent your interests and promote strong public schools in the halls of the North Carolina General Assembly and before the Governor’s Office, State Board of Education, State Retirement System, State Health Plan, and other policy-making entities. We are your advocate, and your network, providing you direct access to the laws affecting your school right now.  

Help NCASA And NCPAPA To Advocate On A Day Dedicated To Principals!

2024 Principals’ Appreciation & Advocacy Day

Join NCPAPA and NCASA as we honor our state’s principals and advocate for them on issues that directly effect them! The event will celebrate the work all principals in our state are doing and provide an opportunity for their voices to be heard with our state leaders.
 
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General Assembly Passes Budget Technical Corrections Bill

State lawmakers this week quickly passed a 60-page bill that includes various “technical corrections” to the 2023 state budget passed in October, including several changes related to public education. While many of these provisions are limited to certain districts, a few of the changes will affect all public school districts, including a clarification that allows for parental opt-out of student participation in the North Carolina Youth Tobacco Survey, a requirement that high school students complete the required Career Development Plan within 90 days of enrollment (beginning with the 2024-2025 school year), and more.

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Governor Cooper Prioritizes Public Education In State Budget Proposal

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper (D) shared his recommendations for the 2024-2025 state budget on Wednesday, as lawmakers returned to Raleigh for the start of the 2024 legislative short session. Governor Cooper, who previously declared 2024 to be “The Year of Public Schools,” proposed investing over $1 billion in public schools while placing a moratorium on the Opportunity Scholarship Program, or private school vouchers.

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House Education Committee Approves State Board of Education Changes, Other Bill Action

Members of the House K-12 Education Committee approved on Wednesday three bills, including one that proposes a constitutional amendment to change the governance structure of the State Board of Education. House Bill 1173, which was filed in the waning days of the legislative session, would allow voters in the November 2022 elections to decide whether positions on the State Board should be elected, rather than appointed by the Governor.

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