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N.C. House Passes Clarifying Changes To Special Education Scholarships PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 26 June 2014 12:48

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - A bill that makes clarifying changes to special education scholarship is on its way to Gov. Pat McCrory's desk.

 
House Bill 712, Special Education Scholarships for Children with Disabilities, passed the North Carolina House by a vote of 87-26. The Senate passed the bill earlier in the week, 48-0. 
 
After the first semester of implementation, changes were necessary to make the program easier to understand and implement, according to a statement from Rep. Skip Stam (R-Wake).
 
Among the changes is a provision to allow parents to be reimbursed for the following items as long as they provided the required documentation:
 
(1)   Tuition - the student must be enrolled in a non-public school for 75 days of the semester
 
(2)   Special Education - the student must receive special education for 75 days of the semester
 
(3)   Related Services - the student must receive special education for at least 75 days of the semester
 
(4)   Educational Technology - the student must use the educational technology for 75 days of the semester
 
Scholarship applications for the Spring of 2014 are open and applications for the 2014-15 school year opened on May 1, 2014. 
Last Updated on Thursday, 26 June 2014 12:49
 
Executive Committee Of State Board Of Education To Meet Thursday PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 24 June 2014 15:48

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The North Carolina State Board of Education’s Executive Committee will meet at 5:00 p.m. Thursday, June 26 to discuss the legal case, Partnership Achieving Community Education "PACE" Academy v. NC State Board of Education. 

 
The meeting will be held by conference call. 
 
The Executive Committee will begin the meeting in open session and will then go into closed session since this item is a matter of litigation and involves attorney/client privilege, according to the Department of Public Instruction.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 June 2014 15:49
 
Methodist University Fundraising Campaign Pays Off PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 23 June 2014 10:16

FAYETTEVILLE, (AP) — Methodist University in Fayetteville has received a pair of donations totaling $1.7 million as part of a fundraising campaign.

 
The Fayetteville Observer reported that the latest gifts have allowed the school to reach the goal for a health science building on campus.
 
Ramon Yarborough is donating $1.2 million for the effort. The other donation totaled about $500,000.
 
Methodist University has now raised $27 million of a $35 million campaign goal.
 
University President Ben Hancock said the gifts will allow the school to begin construction of key facilities later this summer.
 
Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2014 10:16
 
Charter Schools Advisory Board Replication Subcommittee To Meet Monday, June 23 PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 23 June 2014 10:03

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The North Carolina Charter Schools Advisory Board Replication Subcommittee will meet Monday, June 23 to discuss recommendations concerning charter replications in North Carolina, according to a Department of Public instruction announcement.

 
The meeting will take place at 1 p.m. The full Charter Schools Advisory Board will meet after the subcomittee finishes its work.
 
Both meetings will be held via conference call.  To listen, call 712.432.1500 and enter the following participant access code when requested: 797890#.
Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2014 10:04
 
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