The Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee (JLEOC) met Wednesday and received recommendations from the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) about revamping the special education funding formula to reflect actual “levels of service” provided to exceptional children rather than continuing with the state’s 13% funding cap.
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While the state budget package ultimately gained the Governor’s approval on Monday, lawmakers are now considering an override of the Governor’s veto of Senate Bill 593: Schools for the Deaf and Blind.
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.
Governor Cooper released on Wednesday his 2022-23 State Budget Proposal, entitled “Building on Success,” which includes over half a billion dollars in proposed investments to education.
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