Advocacy, Legislative & Policy News

We Make Sure Your Voice Is Heard

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.
Click HERE for more details!
Advocacy News

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.

Read More »

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.

Read More »

House Select Committee On Substance Abuse Proposes School Bathroom Monitoring

The House Select Committee on Substance Abuse met Tuesday, April 16, to hear a Pew Charitable Trust presentation and discuss five recommendations to the General Assembly. During these discussions, Rep. Donna McDowell White (R-Johnston) emphasized the importance of preventative measures, proposing bathroom monitoring in public schools, and said that drug use and exchanges are happening every day in school bathrooms.

Read More »
Student at whiteboard

Veto Override On Mask Bill Fails As Lawmakers End 2021 Session

State lawmakers voted this week to approve a resolution officially adjourning the 2021 legislative session on Friday, March 11, following an unsuccessful attempt by Senate legislators to override the Governor’s veto of Senate Bill 173: Free the Smiles Act, a bill allowing parents to opt their students out of school mask requirements.

Read More »
Scroll to Top
Skip to content