North Carolina General Statutes Chapter 115C Elementary and Secondary Education

Article 1 - Definitions and Preliminary Provisions.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-1.   General and uniform system of schools
    A general and uniform system of free public schools shall be provided throughout the State, wherein equal opportunities shall be provided for all students,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-2.   Administrative procedure
    All action of agencies taken pursuant to this Chapter, as agency is defined in G.S. 150B-2, is subject to the requirements of the Administrative...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-3.   Access to information and public records
    Except as otherwise provided in this Chapter, access to information gathered and public records made pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter must be...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-4.   Open meetings law
    Meetings of governmental bodies held pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter must be in conformity with the requirements of Article 33C of Chapter...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-5.   Definitions
    As used in this Chapter unless the context requires otherwise: (1) The State Board of Education may be referred to as the "Board" or...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-6.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-7.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-8.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-9.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 2 - State Board of Education.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-10.   Appointment of Board
    The State Board of Education shall consist of the Lieutenant Governor, the State Treasurer, and 11 members appointed by the Governor, subject to confirmation...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-11.   Organization and internal procedures of Board
    (a) Presiding Officer. - The State Board of Education shall elect from its membership a chairman and vice-chairman. A majority of the Board shall...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-12.   Powers and duties of the Board generally
    The general supervision and administration of the free public school system shall be vested in the State Board of Education. The State Board of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-12.1.   Training of State Board members
    The State Board of Education shall establish minimum training requirements for members of the State Board of Education. All Board members shall participate in...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-12.2.   Voluntary shared leave
    (a) The State Board of Education, in cooperation with the State Board of Community Colleges and the State Human Resources Commission, shall adopt rules...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-13.   Duty to maintain confidentiality of certain records
    Except as otherwise provided by federal law, local boards of education and their officers and employees shall provide to the State Board and to...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-14.   Repealed by Session Laws 1987, c. 414, s. 11
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-15.   Repealed by Session Laws 1997-18, s. 1
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-16.   Authorization for school uniform pilot program
    The State Board of Education may authorize up to five local school administrative units to implement pilot programs in which students are required to...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-17.   Rulemaking to implement ABC's Plan
    (a) G.S. 150B-21.2(a)(1) shall not apply to proposed rules adopted by the State Board of Education if the proposed rules are directly related to...

Article 3 - Department of Public Instruction.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-18.   Election of Superintendent of Public Instruction
    The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall be elected by the qualified voters of the State in 1972 and every four years thereafter at the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-19.   Chief administrative officer of the State Board of Education
    As provided in Article IX, Sec. 4(2) of the North Carolina Constitution, the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall be the secretary and chief administrative...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-20.   Office and salary
    The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall keep his office in the Education Building in Raleigh, and his salary shall be set by the General...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-21.   Powers and duties generally
    (a) Administrative Duties. - Subject to the direction, control, and approval of the State Board of Education, it shall be the duty of the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-21.1.   Repealed by Session Laws 1997-18, s. 2
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-22.   Repealed by Session Laws 1997-18, s. 3
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-23.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-24.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-25.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-26.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 4 - Office of the Controller.

Article 5 - Local Boards of Education.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-35.   How constituted
    (a) The county board of education in each county shall consist of five members elected by the voters of the county at large for...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-36.   Designation of board
    All powers and duties conferred and imposed by law respecting public schools, which are not expressly conferred and imposed upon some other official, are...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-37.   Election of board members
    (a) Method of Election. - The county boards of education shall be elected on a nonpartisan basis at the time of the primary election...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-37.1.   Vacancies in offices of county boards elected on partisan basis in certain counties
    (a) All vacancies in the membership of county boards of education which are elected by public or local act on a partisan basis shall...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-38.   Compensation of board members
    The tax-levying authority for a local school administrative unit may, under the procedures of G.S. 153A-92, fix the compensation and expense allowances paid members...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-39.   Suspension of duties by State Board
    (a) Repealed by Session Laws 2007-498, s. 1, effective August 30, 2007. (b) In the event the State Board of Education has appointed an...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-40.   Board a body corporate
    The board of education of each county in the State shall be a body corporate by the name and style of "The ______ County...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-41.   Organization of board
    (a) Unless otherwise provided by local law, all local boards of education shall have an organizational meeting no later than 60 days after the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-42.   Liability insurance and immunity
    Any local board of education, by securing liability insurance as hereinafter provided, is hereby authorized and empowered to waive its governmental immunity from liability...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-43.   Defense of board of education members and employees
    (a) Upon request made by or in behalf of any member or employee or former member or employee, any local board of education may...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-44.   Suits and actions
    (a) A local board of education shall institute all actions, suits, or proceedings against officers, persons, or corporations, or their sureties, for the recovery,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-45.   Judicial functions of board
    (a) Power to Subpoena and to Punish for Contempt. - Local boards of education shall have power to issue subpoenas for the attendance of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-46.   Powers of local boards to regulate parking of motor vehicles
    (a) Any local board of education may adopt reasonable rules and regulations with respect to the parking of motor vehicles and other modes of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-46.1.   Limitation on the use of public funds
    A local board of education shall not use public funds to endorse or oppose a referendum, election or a particular candidate for elective office....
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-46.2.   Probation officer visits at school; limitations
    (a) Except as provided in this section, probation officers are not authorized to visit students during school hours on school property. (b) Probation officers...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-47.   Powers and duties generally
    In addition to the powers and duties designated in G.S. 115C-36, local boards of education shall have the power or duty: (1) To Provide...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-48.   Penalties for certain conduct
    (a) Members of local boards of education are criminally liable for certain conduct as provided in G.S. 14-234. (b) Members of local boards of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-49.   Repealed by Session Laws 1995, c. 501, s. 1
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-50.   Training of board members
    (a) All members of local boards of education, whether elected or appointed, shall receive a minimum of 12 clock hours of training annually. The...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-51.   Public comment period during regular meetings
    The local board of education shall provide at least one period for public comment per month at a regular meeting of the board. The...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-52.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-53.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 6 - Advisory Councils.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-54.   Repealed by Session Laws 1985 (Regular Session, 1986), c. 975, s. 1
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-55.   Advisory councils
    A board of education may appoint an advisory council for any school or schools within the local school administrative unit. The purpose and function...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-56 through 115C-59.   Repealed by Session Laws 1985 (Regular Session, 1986), c. 975, s. 1
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-60 through 115C-64.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 6A - State Assistance and Intervention in Low Performing School Units.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-64.1 through 115C-64.5.   Repealed by Session Laws 1995 (Regular Session, 1996), c. 716, s. 4

Article 6B - Dropout Prevention Grants.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-64.6.   Committee on Dropout Prevention
    (a) There is established the Committee on Dropout Prevention. The Committee shall be located administratively in the Department of Public Instruction but shall exercise...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-64.7.   Criteria for dropout prevention grants
    The following criteria apply to all types of dropout prevention grants approved by the Committee: (1) Grants shall be issued in varying amounts up...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-64.8.   Additional requirements for nonprofit organizations receiving dropout prevention grants
    As a condition for release of grant funds to a grantee, the Committee shall require each grantee to enter into a contract that requires...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-64.9.   Evaluation
    The Committee shall evaluate the impact of the dropout prevention grants awarded under this Article. In evaluating the impact of the grants, the Committee...

Article 6C - Education and Workforce Innovation Program.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-64.15.   North Carolina Education and Workforce Innovation Commission
    (a) There is created the North Carolina Education and Workforce Innovation Commission (Commission). The Commission shall be located administratively in the Office of the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-64.16.   The Education and Workforce Innovation Program
    (a) Program Establishment. - There is established the Education and Workforce Innovation Program (Program) to foster innovation in education that will lead to more...

Article 7 - Organization of Schools.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-65.   State divided into districts
    The State of North Carolina shall be divided into eight educational districts embracing the counties herein set forth: First District Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-66.   Administrative units classified
    Each county of the State shall be classified as a county school administrative unit, the schools of which, except in city administrative units, shall...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-67.   Merger of units in same county
    City school administrative units may be consolidated and merged with contiguous city school administrative units and with county school administrative units upon approval by...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-68.   Merger of units in adjoining counties
    (a) Boards of education of contiguous counties or boards of education in a group of counties in which each county is contiguous with at...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-68.1.   Merger of units by the board of commissioners
    (a) The board of commissioners of a county in which two or more local school administrative units are located, but all are located wholly...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-68.2.   Merger of units by the local boards of education
    If a city board of education notifies the State Board of Education that it is dissolving itself, the State Board of Education shall adopt...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-68.3.   Validation of plans of consolidation and merger
    All plans for consolidation and merger of school administrative units entered into between June 9, 1969, and May 26, 1992, under G.S. 115C-67, 115C-68.1,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-69.   Types of districts defined
    The term "district" here used is defined to mean any convenient territorial division or subdivision of a county, created for the purpose of maintaining...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-70.   Repealed by Session Laws 1985 (Regular Session, 1986), c. 975, s. 24
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-71.   Districts formed from portions of contiguous counties
    School districts may be formed out of contiguous counties by agreement of the county boards of education of the respective counties subject to the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-72.   Consolidation of districts and discontinuance of schools
    (a) Local boards of education shall have the power and authority to close or consolidate schools located in the same district, and with the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-73.   Enlarging tax districts and city units by permanently attaching contiguous property
    The county boards of education with the approval of the State Board of Education may transfer from nontax territory and attach permanently to local...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-74.   School system defined
    The school system of each local school administrative unit shall consist of 12 years of study or grades, and shall be graded on the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-75.   Recommended school classification
    (a) The different types of public schools are classified and defined as follows: (1) An "elementary school" is a school that includes all or...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-76 through 115C-80.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 8 - General Education.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-81.   Basic Education Program
    (a) The General Assembly believes that all children can learn. It is the intent of the General Assembly that the mission of the public...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-81.1.   Basic Education Program Funds not to supplant Local funds for schools
    It is the intent of the General Assembly that budget funds appropriated by the General Assembly for vocational and technical education programs and clerical...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-81.2.   Repealed by Session Laws 2012-142, s. 7A.1(a), effective July 2, 2012
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-81.3.   Instruction in American Sign Language
    (a) The State Board of Education shall encourage schools to offer American Sign Language classes in high schools as a modern foreign language. (b)...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-81.4.   Science safety requirements
    (a) Prior to July 1, 2010, and annually thereafter, each local board of education shall certify to the State Board of Education that its...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-82.   Repealed by Session Laws 1987 (Reg. Sess., 1988), c. 1086, s. 89(d)
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-83.   Repealed by Session Laws 1997-18, s. 4
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-83.1.   State goal
    The goal of the State is to ensure that every student read at or above grade level by the end of third grade and...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-83.2.   Purposes
    (a) The purposes of this Part are to ensure that (i) difficulty with reading development is identified as early as possible; (ii) students receive...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-83.3.   Definitions
    The following definitions apply in this Part: (1) "Accelerated reading class" means a class where focused instructional supports and services are provided to increase...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-83.4.   Comprehensive plan for reading achievement
    (a) The State Board of Education shall develop, implement, and continuously evaluate a comprehensive plan to improve reading achievement in the public schools. The...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-83.4A.   Advanced courses
    (a) It is the intent of the State to enhance accessibility and encourage students to enroll in and successfully complete more rigorous advanced courses...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-83.5.   Developmental screening and kindergarten entry assessment
    (a) The State Board of Education shall ensure that every student entering kindergarten shall be administered a developmental screening of early language, literacy, and...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-83.6.   Facilitating early grade reading proficiency
    (a) Kindergarten, first, second, and third grade students shall be assessed with valid, reliable, formative, and diagnostic reading assessments made available to local school...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-83.7.   Elimination of social promotion
    (a) The State Board of Education shall require that a student be retained in the third grade if the student fails to demonstrate reading...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-83.8.   Successful reading development for retained students
    (a) Students not demonstrating reading proficiency shall be enrolled in a summer reading camp provided by the local school administrative unit prior to being...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-83.9.   Notification requirements to parents and guardians
    (a) Parents or guardians shall be notified in writing, and in a timely manner, that the student shall be retained, unless he or she...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-83.10.   Accountability measures
    (a) Each local board of education shall publish annually on a Web site maintained by that local school administrative unit and report in writing...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-83.11.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-83.12.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-83.13.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-83.14.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-83.15.   School achievement, growth, performance scores, and grades
    (a) School Scores and Grades. - The State Board of Education shall award school achievement, growth, and performance scores and an associated performance grade...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-84.   Repealed by Session Laws 1997-443, s. 8.38(a)
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-84.1.   Repealed by Session Laws 1997-443, s. 1
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-84.2.   School calendar
    (a) School Calendar. - Each local board of education shall adopt a school calendar consisting of 215 days all of which shall fall within...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-85.   Textbook needs are determined by course of study
    When the State Board of Education has adopted, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, a standard course of study at each...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-86.   State Board of Education to select and adopt textbooks
    The Board shall select and adopt for a period determined to be most advantageous to the State public school system for the exclusive use...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-87.   Appointment of Textbook Commission
    Shortly after assuming office, the Governor shall appoint a Textbook Commission of 23 members who shall hold office for four years, or until their...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-88.   Commission to evaluate textbooks offered for adoption
    (a) The Commission shall evaluate all textbooks offered for adoption. Each proposed textbook shall be read by at least one expert certified in the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-89.   Selection of textbooks by Board
    At the next meeting of the Board after the reports have been filed, the Textbook Commission and the Board shall jointly examine the reports....
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-90.   Adoption of textbooks and contracts with publishers
    The publishers' sealed bids shall be opened in the presence of two persons designated by the State Board of Education and one person designated...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-91.   Continuance and discontinuance of contracts with publishers
    When an existing or future contract expires, the Board may, with the publisher's approval, continue the contract for any particular book or books for...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-92.   Procedure for change of textbook
    The Superintendent may at any time communicate to the Board that a particular book is unsatisfactory for the schools, whereupon the Board may call...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-93.   Advice from and suits by Attorney General
    The form and legality of contracts between the Board and publishers of textbooks shall be subject to the approval of the Attorney General. When...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-94.   Publishers to register
    Any publisher who submits books for adoption shall register in the office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction the names of all agents or...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-95.   Sale of books at lower price reduces price to State
    Every contract made by the Board with the publisher of any school textbook on the State-adopted list shall be deemed to have written therein...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-96.   Powers and duties of the State Board of Education in regard to textbooks
    The children of the public elementary and secondary schools of the State shall be provided with free basic textbooks within the appropriation of the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-97.   State Board of Education authorized to discontinue handling supplementary and library books
    The State Board of Education may discontinue the adoption of supplementary textbooks and, at the expiration of existing contracts, may discontinue the purchase, warehousing,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-98.   Local boards of education to provide for local operation of the textbook program, the selection and procurement of other instructional materials, and the use of nonadopted textbooks
    (a) Local boards of education shall adopt rules not inconsistent with the policies of the State Board of Education concerning the local operation of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-99.   Legal custodians of textbooks furnished by State
    Local boards of education are the custodians of all textbooks purchased by the local boards with State funds. They shall provide adequate and safe...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-100.   Rental fees for textbooks prohibited; damage fees authorized
    No local board of education may charge any pupil a rental fee for the use of textbooks. A pupil's parents or legal guardians may...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-101.   Duties and authority of superintendents of local school administrative units
    The superintendent of each local school administrative unit, as an official agent of the State Board of Education, shall administer the provisions of this...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-102.   Right to purchase; disposal of textbooks and materials
    (a) Any parent, guardian, or person in loco parentis may purchase any instructional material needed for any child in the public schools of the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-102.1 through 115C-102.4.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-102.5.   Commission on School Technology created; membership
    (a) There is created the Commission on School Technology. The Commission shall be located administratively in the Department of Public Instruction. The purpose of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-102.6.   Duty to propose a State school technology plan
    The State Board of Education shall propose a State school technology plan that ensures the effective use of technology is built into the North...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-102.6A.   Elements of the State school technology plan
    (a) The State school technology plan shall be a comprehensive State implementation plan for using funds from the State School Technology Fund and other...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-102.6B.   Approval of State school technology plan
    (a) The State Board of Education shall review, revise as needed, and approve the State School Technology Plan at a minimum every two years...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-102.6C.   Repealed by Session Laws 2011-145, 7.13(aa), effective July 1, 2011
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-102.6D.   Establishment of the State School Technology Fund; allocation and use of funds
    (a) There is established under the control and direction of the State Board of Education the State School Technology Fund. This fund shall be...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-102.7.   Monitoring and evaluation of State and local school system technology plans; reports
    (a) The Department of Public Instruction shall monitor and evaluate the development and implementation of the State technology plan. The evaluation shall consider the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-102.8.   Repealed by Session Laws 1997-18, s. 5
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-102.15.   Repealed by Session Laws 2009-451, s. 7.15(a), effective July 1, 2009
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-103.   Fees
    Fees, charges and costs may be collected from students, their parents or guardians, and school personnel in accordance with the provisions of G.S. 115C-47(6)....
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-104.   Enactment of Compact
    The Compact for Education is hereby entered into and enacted into law, with all jurisdictions legally joining therein. Pursuant to Article III(9) of the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-105.   Repealed by Session Laws 1991, c. 369, s. 2

Article 8A - North Carolina Education Standards and Accountability Commission.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-105.1 through 115C-105.10.   Repealed by Session Laws 1997-443, s. 8.27(c)
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-105.11 through 115C-105.19.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 8B - School-Based Management and Accountability Program.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-105.20.   School-Based Management and Accountability Program
    (a) The General Assembly believes that all children can learn. It is the intent of the General Assembly that the mission of the public...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-105.21.   Local participation in the Program
    (a) Local school administrative units shall participate in the School-Based Management and Accountability Program. (b) The School-Based Management and Accountability Program shall provide increased...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-105.22.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-105.23.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-105.24.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-105.25.   Budget flexibility
    (a) Consistent with improving student performance, a local board shall provide maximum flexibility to schools in the use of funds to enable the schools...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-105.26.   Waivers of State laws, rules, or policies
    (a) When included as part of a school improvement plan accepted under G.S. 115C-105.27, local boards of education shall submit requests for waivers of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-105.27.   Development and approval of school improvement plans
    (a) School Improvement Team. - The principal of each school, representatives of the assistant principals, instructional personnel, instructional support personnel, and teacher assistants assigned...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-105.28, 115C-105.29.   Repealed by Session Laws 1995 (Regular Session, 1996), c. 716, s. 3
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-105.30.   Distribution of staff development funds
    Any funds the local board of education makes available to an individual school building to implement the school improvement plan at that school shall...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-105.31.   Repealed by Session Laws 2011-266, s. 1.18, effective July 1, 2011
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-105.32.   Parent involvement programs and conflict resolution programs as part of school improvement plans
    A school is encouraged to include a comprehensive parent involvement program as part of its school improvement plan under G.S. 115C-105.27. The State Board...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-105.33.   Safe and orderly schools
    A school improvement team or a parent organization at a school may ask the local board of education to provide assistance in promoting or...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-105.34.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-105.35.   Annual performance goals
    (a) The School-Based Management and Accountability Program shall (i) focus on student performance in the basics of reading, mathematics, and communications skills in elementary...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-105.36.   Performance recognition
    (a) The personnel in schools that achieve a level of expected growth greater than one hundred percent (100%) at a level to be determined...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-105.37.   Identification of low-performing schools
    (a) The State Board of Education shall design and implement a procedure to identify low-performing schools on an annual basis. Low-performing schools are those...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-105.37A.   Continually low-performing schools; definition; assistance and intervention; reassignment of students
    (a) Definition of Continually Low-Performing Schools. - A continually low-performing school is a school that has received State-mandated assistance and has been designated by...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-105.37B.   Reform of continually low-performing schools
    (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Article, the State Board of Education is authorized to approve a local board of education's request to...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-105.38.   Assistance teams; review by State Board
    (a) The State Board of Education may assign an assistance team to any school identified as low-performing under this Article or to any other...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-105.38A.   Teacher competency assurance
    (a) General Knowledge Test. - (1) Each assistance team assigned to a low-performing school during the 1997-98 school year shall review the team's evaluations...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-105.39.   Dismissal or removal of personnel; appointment of interim superintendent
    (a) (Effective until July 1, 2014) Within 30 days of the initial identification of a school as low-performing, whether by the local school administrative...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-105.40.   Student academic performance standards
    The State Board of Education shall develop a plan to create rigorous student academic performance standards for kindergarten through eighth grade and student academic...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-105.41.   Students who have been placed at risk of academic failure; personal education plans; transition teams and transition plans
    (a) In order to implement Part 1A of Article 8 of this Chapter, local school administrative units shall identify students who are at risk...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-105.42.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-105.43.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-105.44.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 8C - Local Plans For Alternative Schools/Alternative Learning Programs and Maintaining Safe and Orderly Schools.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-105.45.   Legislative findings
    The General Assembly finds that all schools should be safe, secure, and orderly. If students are to aim for academic excellence, it is imperative...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-105.46.   State Board of Education responsibilities
    In order to implement this Article, the State Board of Education: (1) through (4) Repealed by Session Laws 2011-145, s. 7.13(y), effective July 1,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-105.47.   Repealed by Session Laws 2011-145, s. 7.13(z), effective July 1, 2011
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-105.47A.   Proposals to establish alternative learning programs or alternative schools
    (a) Before establishing any alternative learning program or alternative school, the local board of education shall develop a proposal to implement the program or...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-105.48.   Placement of students in alternative schools/alternative learning programs
    (a) Prior to referring a student to an alternative school or an alternative learning program, the referring school shall: (1) Document the procedures that...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-105.49.   School safety exercises
    (a) At least every two years, each local school administrative unit is encouraged to hold a full systemwide school safety and school lockdown exercise...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-105.50.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-105.51.   Anonymous tip lines
    (a) Each local school administrative unit is encouraged to develop and operate an anonymous tip line, in coordination with local law enforcement and social...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-105.52.   School crisis kits
    The Department of Public Instruction, in consultation with the Department of Public Safety through the North Carolina Center for Safer Schools, may develop and...

Article 9 - Education of Children With Disabilities.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-106.   Repealed by Session Laws 2006-69, s. 1, effective from and after July 1, 2006
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-106.1.   State goal
    The goal of the State is to provide full educational opportunity to all children with disabilities who reside in the State. (1973, c. 1293,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-106.2.   Purposes
    (a) The purposes of this Article are to (i) ensure that all children with disabilities ages three through 21 who reside in this State...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-106.3.   Definitions
    The following definitions apply in this Article: (1) "Child with a disability" means a child with at least one disability who because of that...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-107.   Repealed by Session Laws 2006-69, s. 1, effective from and after July 1, 2006
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-107.1.   Free appropriate public education; ages
    (a) A free appropriate public education shall be made available to the following: (1) All children with disabilities who reside in the State, who...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-107.2.   Duties of State Board of Education
    (a) The State Board of Education shall adopt rules to ensure that: (1) The requirements of this Article and IDEA are met. (2) All...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-107.3.   Child find
    (a) The Board shall require an annual census of all children with disabilities residing in the State, subdivided for "identified" and "suspected" children with...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-107.4.   Monitoring and enforcement
    (a) The State Board shall monitor all local educational agencies to determine compliance with this Article and IDEA. The State Board also shall monitor...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-107.5.   Annual reports
    The State Board shall report annually to the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee on the implementation of this Article and the educational performance of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-107.6.   Duties of local educational agencies
    (a) Each local educational agency, in providing for the education of children with disabilities within its jurisdiction, must comply with IDEA and the rules...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-107.7.   Discipline, corporal punishment, and homebound instruction
    (a) The policies and procedures for the discipline of students with disabilities shall be consistent with federal laws and regulations. (a1) Any corporal punishment...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-108.   Repealed by Session Laws 2006-69, s. 1, effective from and after July 1, 2006
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-108.1.   State Board lead agency
    (a) The Board shall cause all local educational agencies to provide special education and related services to children with disabilities in their care, custody,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-108.2.   Interlocal cooperation
    The Board, any two or more local educational agencies, and any other agency and any State department, agency, or division having responsibility for the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-109.   Repealed by Session Laws 2006-69, s. 1, effective from and after July 1, 2006
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-109.1.   Handbook for parents
    The State Board of Education shall make available to parents a handbook of procedural safeguards. This handbook for parents shall be made available at...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-109.2.   Adult children with disabilities; surrogate parents
    (a) When a child with a disability reaches the age of 18, all of the following apply: (1) Notices required under this Article shall...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-109.3.   Access to records; opportunity for parents to participate in meetings
    (a) Each local educational agency shall provide an opportunity for the parents of a child with a disability to examine all records relating to...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-109.4.   Mediation
    (a) It is the policy of this State to encourage local educational agencies and parents to seek mediation involving any dispute under this Article,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-109.5.   Prior written notice
    (a) The local educational agency shall provide prompt written notice to parents whenever that agency proposes to initiate or change, or refuses to initiate...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-109.6.   Impartial due process hearings
    (a) Any party may file with the Office of Administrative Hearings a petition to request an impartial hearing with respect to any matter relating...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-109.7.   Resolution session
    (a) Within 15 days of receiving notice of the parent's petition filed under G.S. 115C-109.6 and before the opportunity for an impartial hearing, the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-109.8.   Procedural issues
    (a) In matters alleging a procedural violation, the hearing officer may find that a child did not receive a free appropriate public education only...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-109.9.   Review by review officer; appeals
    (a) Any party aggrieved by the findings and decision of a hearing officer under G.S. 115C-109.6 or G.S. 115C-109.8 may appeal the findings and...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-110.   Repealed by Session Laws 2006-69, s. 1, effective from and after July 1, 2006
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-110.1.   Teacher qualifications
    The Board shall adopt rules covering the qualifications of and standards for licensure of teachers, teacher assistants, speech-language pathologists, school psychologists, and others involved...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-110.2.   Interpreters/transliterators
    Each interpreter or transliterator employed by a local educational agency to provide services to hearing-impaired students must annually complete 15 hours of job-related training...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-110.3.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-110.4.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-110.5.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-111.   Repealed by Session Laws 2006-69, s. 1, effective from and after July 1, 2006
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-111.1.   Out-of-state students; eligibility for State funds
    Notwithstanding any policy or rule adopted by the State Board of Education, if a local school administrative unit provides services to a student under...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-111.2.   Contracts with private service providers
    Local educational agencies furnishing special education and related services to children with disabilities may contract with private special education facilities or service providers to...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-111.3.   Cost of education of children in group homes, foster homes, etc
    (a) Notwithstanding any other State law and without regard for the place of domicile of a parent, the cost of a free appropriate public...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-111.4.   Nonreduction
    Notwithstanding any of the other provisions of this Article, it is the intent of the General Assembly that funds appropriated by it for the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-111.5.   Allocation of federal funds
    Whenever any federal monies for the special education and related services for children with disabilities are made available, these funds shall be allocated according...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-111.6.   Obligation to provide services for preschool children with disabilities
    State funds appropriated to the public schools to implement preschool services for children with disabilities under this Article and IDEA shall be used to...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-112.   Repealed by Session Laws 2006-69, s. 1, effective from and after July 1, 2006
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-112.1.   Establishment; organization; powers and duties
    (a) There is hereby established an Advisory Council to the State Board of Education to be called the Council on Educational Services for Exceptional...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-112.2.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-112.3.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-112.4.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-112.5.   Definitions
    The following definitions apply in this Part: (1) Authority. - The North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority. (2) Eligible student. - A child with...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-112.6.   Scholarship grants
    (a) The Authority shall make available no later than May 1 annually applications to eligible students for the award of scholarship grants to attend...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-112.7.   Verification of eligibility
    (a) The Authority may seek verification of information on any application for scholarship grants from eligible students. If a parent fails to cooperate with...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-112.8.   Authority reporting requirements
    (a) The Authority shall report annually, no later than October 1, to the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee on the Special Education Scholarship Grants...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-113 through 115C-115.   Repealed by Session Laws 2006-69, s. 1, effective July 10, 2006
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-116.   Repealed by Session Laws 2006-69, s. 1, effective July 10, 2006
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-117 through 115C-120.   Repealed by Session Laws 1997-18, s. 16
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-121.   Repealed by Session Laws 2006-69, s. 1, effective July 10, 2006
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-122.   Repealed by Session Laws 2006-69, s. 1, effective July 10, 2006
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-123 through 115C-126.1.   Recodified as 143B-216.40 through 143B-216.44 by Session Laws 1997-18, s. 12
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-127, 115C-128.   Recodified as 143B-164.10 and 143B-164.13
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-129.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-130 through 115C-133.   Recodified as 143B-164.14 through 143B-164.17
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-134 through 115C-138.   Repealed by Session Laws 1997-18, s. 14
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-139.   Repealed by Session Laws 2006-69, s. 1, effective July 10, 2006
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-140.   Repealed by Session Laws 2006-69, s. 1, effective July 10, 2006
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-140.1.   Repealed by Session Laws 2006-69, s. 1, effective July 10, 2006
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-141.   Repealed by Session Laws 2006-69, s. 1, effective July 10, 2006
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-142.   Repealed by Session Laws 2006-69, s. 1, effective July 10, 2006
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-143.   Repealed by Session Laws 1981 (Regular Session, 1982), c. 1282, s. 29
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-144.   Repealed by Session Laws 1997-18, s. 7
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-145.   Repealed by Session Laws 2006-69, s. 1, effective July 10, 2006
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-146.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-146.1 through 115C-146.4.   Repealed by Session Laws 2006-69, s. 1, effective July 10, 2006
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-147.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-148.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 9A - Children with Chemical Dependency.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-149.   Policy. Chemically dependent children excluded from provisions of Article 9
    The General Assembly of North Carolina hereby declares that the policy of the State is to ensure that an appropriate education is provided for...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-150.   State Board to adopt rules
    The State Board of Education shall adopt rules to ensure that local school administrative units provide an appropriate education for drug and alcohol addicted...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-150.1 through 115C-150.4.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 9B - Academically or Intellectually Gifted Students.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-150.5.   Academically or intellectually gifted students
    The General Assembly believes the public schools should challenge all students to aim for academic excellence and that academically or intellectually gifted students perform...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-150.6.   State Board of Education responsibilities
    In order to implement this Article, the State Board of Education shall: (1) Develop and disseminate guidelines for developing local plans under G.S. 115C-150.7(a)....
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-150.7.   Local plans
    (a) Each local board of education shall develop a local plan designed to identify and establish a procedure for providing appropriate educational services to...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-150.8.   Review of Disagreements
    In the event that the procedure developed under G.S. 115C-150.7(b)(7) fails to resolve a disagreement, the parent or guardian may file a petition for...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-150.9.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-150.10.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 9C - Schools for Students with Visual and Hearing Impairments.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-150.11.   State Board of Education as governing agency
    The State Board of Education shall be the sole governing agency for the Governor Morehead School for the Blind, the Eastern North Carolina School...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-150.12.   Applicability of Chapter
    Except as otherwise provided, the requirements of this Chapter shall apply to the schools governed by this Article. (2013-247, s. 2.)
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-150.13.   Rule making
    (a) The State Board of Education shall adopt rules necessary for the Department of Public Instruction to implement this Article, including, at a minimum,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-150.14.   Tuition and room and board
    Only children who are residents of North Carolina are entitled to free tuition and room and board at a school governed by this Article....

Article 10 - Vocational and Technical Education.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-151.   Statement of purpose
    It is the intent of the General Assembly that vocational and technical education be an integral part of the educational process. The State Board...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-152.   Definitions
    The State Board of Education shall provide appropriate definitions to vocational and technical education programs, services, and activities in grades 6-12 not otherwise included...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-153.   Administration of vocational and technical education
    The State Board of Education shall be the sole State agency for the State administration of vocational and technical education at all levels, shall...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-154.   Duties of the State Board of Education
    In carrying out its duties, the State Board of Education shall develop and implement any policies, rules, regulations, and procedures as necessary to ensure...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-154.1.   Approval of local vocational and technical education plans or applications
    The State Board of Education shall not approve any local vocational and technical education plans or applications unless: (1) The programs are in accordance...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-154.2.   Vocational and technical education equipment standards
    The State Board of Education shall develop equipment standards for each vocational and technical education program level and shall assist local school administrative units...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-155.   Acceptance of benefits of federal vocational acts
    The State of North Carolina, through the State Board of Education, may accept all the provisions and benefits of acts passed by the Congress...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-156.   State funds for vocational and technical education
    It is the intent of the General Assembly of North Carolina to appropriate funds for each fiscal year to support the purposes of vocational...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-156.1.   Repealed by Session Laws 1993, c. 180, s. 3
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-156.2.   Industry certifications and credentials program
    (a) It is the intent of the State to encourage students to enroll in and successfully complete rigorous coursework and credentialing processes in career...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-157.   Responsibility of local boards of education
    Each local school administrative unit, shall provide free appropriate vocational and technical education instruction, activities, and services in accordance with the provisions of this...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-158.   Federal funds division
    The division between secondary and post-secondary educational systems and institutions of federal funds for which the State Board of Vocational and Technical Education has...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-159.   Statement of purpose
    It is the intent of the General Assembly that practical work experiences within the school and outside the school, which are valuable to students...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-160.   Definitions
    The State Board of Education shall provide appropriate definitions necessary to this part of vocational and technical education instruction not otherwise included in this...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-161.   Duties of the State Board of Education
    The State Board of Education is authorized and directed to establish, maintain, and implement such policies, rules, regulations, and procedures not in conflict with...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-162.   Use of proceeds derived from production work
    Unless elsewhere authorized in these statutes, local boards of education shall deposit to the appropriate school account, no later than the end of the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-163.   Acquisition of land for agricultural education instructional programs
    Local boards of education may acquire by gift, purchase, or lease for not less than the useful life of any project to be conducted...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-164.   Building trades training
    In the establishment and implementation of production work experience policies, the State Board of Education shall be guided as follows: (1) Local boards of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-165.   Advisory committee on production work activities
    The board of education of each local school administrative unit in which the proposed production work activities are to be undertaken shall appoint appropriate...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-166.   Eye protection devices required in certain courses
    The governing board or authority of any public or private school or educational institution within the State, wherein shops or laboratories are conducted providing...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-167.   Visitors to wear eye safety devices
    Visitors to such shops and laboratories shall be furnished with and required to wear such eye safety devices while such programs are in progress....
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-168.   "Industrial-quality eye protective devices" defined
    "Industrial-quality eye protective devices", as used in G.S. 115C-166, means devices meeting the standards of the U.S.A. Standard Practice for Occupational and Educational Eye...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-169.   Corrective-protective devices
    In those cases where corrective-protective devices that require prescription ophthalmic lenses are necessary, such devices shall only be supplied by those persons licensed by...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-170 through 115C-174.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 10A - Testing.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-174.1 through 115C-174.6.   Repealed by Session Laws 1995, c. 524, s. 1
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-174.7.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-174.8.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-174.9.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-174.10.   Purposes of the Statewide Testing Program
    The testing programs in this Article have three purposes: (i) to assure that all high school graduates possess those minimum skills and that knowledge...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-174.11.   Components of the testing program
    (a) Assessment Instruments for Kindergarten, First, Second, and Third Grades. - The State Board of Education shall develop, adopt, and provide to the local...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-174.12.   Responsibilities of agencies
    (a) The State Board of Education shall establish policies and guidelines necessary for minimizing the time students spend taking tests administered through State and...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-174.13.   Public records exemption
    Any written material containing the identifiable scores of individual students on any test taken pursuant to the provisions of this Article is not a...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-174.14.   Provisions for nonpublic schools
    All components of the Statewide Testing Program shall be made available to nonpublic schools in the manner prescribed in G.S. 115C-551 and G.S. 115C-559....
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-174.15.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-174.16.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-174.17.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-174.18.   Opportunity to take Preliminary SATational Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSATMSQT)
    Every student in the eighth through tenth grades who has completed Algebra I or who is in the last month of Algebra I shall...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115-174.19.   Repealed by Session Laws 1993 (Reg. Sess., 1994), c. 677, s. 5
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-174.20.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-174.21.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-174.22.   Tools for student learning
    To the extent funds are made available for this purpose, and except as otherwise provided in G.S. 115C-174.11(c)(4), the State Board shall plan for...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-174.23.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-174.24.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-174.25.   WorkKeys
    To the extent funds are made available for this purpose, the State Board shall plan for and require local school administrative units to make...

Article 11 - High School Competency Testing.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-175 through 115C-188.   Repealed by Session Laws 1985 (Regular Session, 1986), c. 1014, s. 74(a)

Article 12 - Statewide Testing Program.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-189 through 115C-202.   Repealed by Session Laws 1985 (Reg. Sess., 1986), c. 1014, s. 74(a)

Article 13 - Community Schools Act.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-203.   Title of Article
    This Article shall be known and may be cited as the "Community Schools Act." (1977, c. 682; 1981, c. 423, s. 1.)
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-204.   Purpose of Article
    The purpose of this Article is to encourage greater community involvement in the public schools and greater community use of public school facilities. To...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-205.   Definitions
    As used in this Article: (1) The term "community schools advisory council" means a committee of citizens organized to advise community school coordinators, administrators,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-206.   State Board of Education; duties; responsibilities
    The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall prepare and present to the State Board of Education recommendations for general guidelines for encouraging increased community involvement...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-207.   Authority and responsibility of local boards of education
    Every local board of education that uses State funds to implement programs under this Article shall: (1) Develop programs and plans for increased community...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-208.   Community schools advisory councils; duties; responsibilities; membership
    Every local board of education that establishes a community schools program under this Article may establish one or more community schools advisory councils which...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-209.   Community schools coordinators
    Every local board of education may employ one or more community schools coordinators and shall establish the terms and conditions of their employment. Community...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-209.1.   Nondisclosure of certain volunteer records
    (a) The records comprising a volunteer file of a local school administrative unit are not public records as provided in Chapter 132 of the...

Article 13A - State Advisory Council on Indian Education.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-210.   Council established
    There is hereby established an advisory council to the State Board of Education to be known as the "State Advisory Council on Indian Education"....
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-210.1.   Membership - How appointed
    The Council shall consist of 15 members, as follows: (1) Two legislative members (one senator appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-210.2.   Term of office
    The Legislative members, the higher education members, and the member from the North Carolina Commission on Indian Affairs shall serve for an unspecified term...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-210.3.   Organization, meetings, and compensation
    (a) At its initial meeting, the Council shall elect a chairperson from its membership. (b) The Council shall meet in space to be provided...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-210.4.   Duties of the Council
    It shall be the duty of the Advisory Council: (1) To review annually relevant data on American Indian students using reports made available to...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-211 through 115C-214.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 14 - Driver Education.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-215.   Administration of driver education program by the Department of Public Instruction
    (a) In accordance with criteria and standards approved by the State Board of Education, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction shall organize and administer...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-216.   Boards of education required to provide courses in operation of motor vehicles
    (a) Course of Training and Instruction Required in Public High Schools. - Local boards of education shall offer noncredit driver education courses in high...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-217 through 115C-221.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 15 - North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-222 through 115C-229.   Repealed by Session Laws 1985, c. 757, s. 206(a)

Article 16 - Optional Programs.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-230.   Special projects
    Local boards of education are authorized to sponsor or conduct educational research and special projects pursuant to the provisions of G.S. 115C-47(8). (1981, c....
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-231.   Adult education programs; tuition; limitation of enrollment of pupils over 21
    (a) When in the judgment of the State Board of Education a program of adult education should be established as a part of the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-232.   Local financing of summer schools
    Supplementary funds authorized in special tax elections for school purposes may be used to establish and maintain summer schools, as provided in G.S. 115C-501(a)....
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-233.   Operation of summer schools
    Each local school administrative unit may establish and maintain summer schools. Such summer schools as may be established shall be administered by local boards...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-234 through 115C-238.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-238.1 through 115C-238.4.   Recodified as 115C-105.20 through 115C-105.35
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-238.5.   Repealed by Session Laws 1995, c. 450, s. 14
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-238.6 through 115C-238.8.   Recodified as 115C-105.29 through 115C-105.32
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-238.9.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-238.10.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-238.11.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-238.12 through 115C-238.19.   Repealed by Session Laws 1995, c. 324, s. 17.2
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-238.20.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-238.21.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-238.22 through 115C-238.25.   Repealed by Session Laws 1997-18, s. 8
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-238.26 through 115C-238.29.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-238.29A.   Purpose of charter schools and establishment of North Carolina Charter Schools Advisory Board
    (a) Purpose of Charter Schools. - The purpose of this Part is to authorize a system of charter schools to provide opportunities for teachers,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-238.29B.   Eligible applicants; contents of applications; submission of applications for approval
    (a) Any nonprofit corporation seeking to establish a charter school may apply to establish a charter school. If the applicant seeks to convert a...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-238.29C.   Repealed by Session Laws 2013-355, s. 1(c), effective July 25, 2013
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-238.29D.   Final approval of applications for charter schools
    (a) The State Board may grant final approval of an application if it finds (i) that the application meets the requirements set out in...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-238.29E.   Charter school operation
    (a) A charter school that is approved by the State shall be a public school within the local school administrative unit in which it...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-238.29F.   General requirements
    (a) Health and Safety Standards. - A charter school shall meet the same health and safety requirements required of a local school administrative unit....
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-238.29G.   Causes for nonrenewal or termination; disputes
    (a) The State Board of Education may terminate, not renew, or seek applicants to assume the charter through a competitive bid process established by...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-238.29H.   State and local funds for a charter school
    (a) The State Board of Education shall allocate to each charter school: (1) An amount equal to the average per pupil allocation for average...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-238.29I.   Notice of the charter school process; review of charter schools
    (a) The State Board of Education shall distribute information announcing the availability of the charter school process described in this Part to each local...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-238.29J.   Repealed by Session Laws 2013-355, s. 1(j), effective July 25, 2013
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-238.29K.   Repealed by Session Laws 2013-355, s. 1(k), effective July 25, 2013
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-238.30.   Purpose
    The General Assembly believes that all children can learn. It is the intent of the General Assembly that the mission of the public school...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-238.31.   Extended services programs
    (a) Local school administrative units are encouraged to implement extended services programs that will expand students' opportunities for educational success through high-quality, integrated access...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-238.32.   Needs assessment; community-based collaboration
    (a) Before implementing an extended services program, the local school administrative unit shall conduct a needs assessment within the unit and in collaboration with...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-238.33.   Plan for effective use of fiscal resources; comprehensive plan to implement extended services programs
    (a) The State Board of Education shall develop model plans which show how to (i) deliver comprehensive extended services; (ii) effectively use all fiscal...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-238.34 through 115C-238.39.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-238.40 through 115C-238.47.   Repealed by Session Laws 1995, c. 450, s. 16
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-238.50.   Purpose
    (a) The purpose of this Part is to authorize local boards of education to jointly establish with one or more boards of trustees cooperative...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-238.50A.   Definitions
    The following definitions apply in this Part: (1) Constituent institution. - A constituent institution as defined in G.S. 116-2(4). (1a) Cooperative innovative high school....
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-238.51.   Application process
    (a) A local board of education and at least one local board of trustees shall jointly apply to establish a cooperative innovative high school...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-238.51A.   Approval process
    (a) Joint Advisory Committee. - The State Board of Education and the applicable governing Board of the local board of trustees shall appoint a...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-238.52.   Participation by other education partners
    (a) Any or all of the following education partners may participate in the development of a cooperative innovative high school under this Part that...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-238.53.   Operation of cooperative innovative high schools
    (a) A cooperative innovative high school approved by the State is accountable to the local board of education. (b) A cooperative innovative high school...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-238.54.   Funds for cooperative innovative high schools
    (a) The Department of Public Instruction shall assign a school code for each cooperative innovative high school that is approved under this Part. Notwithstanding...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-238.55.   Evaluation of cooperative innovative high schools
    The State Board of Education and the governing Boards shall evaluate the success of students in cooperative innovative high schools approved under this Part....
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-238.60.   Purpose
    (a) The purpose of this Part is to authorize local boards of education to jointly establish a regional school to serve enrolled students in...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-238.61.   Definitions
    The following definitions apply in this Part: (1) First generation student. - A student who has no parent who has completed a two- or...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-238.62.   Creation of regional school
    (a) Resolution to Create a Regional School. - Any two or more local boards of education may create a regional school as provided in...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-238.63.   Regional school boards of directors; appointment; terms of office
    (a) Appointment. - A board of directors for a regional school shall consist of the following members. Appointed members of the board of directors...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-238.64.   Board of directors; meetings; rules of procedure; officers
    (a) The board of directors shall meet at least four times a year and may hold special meetings at any time at the call...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-238.65.   Board of directors; corporate powers
    (a) The board of directors of the regional school shall be known and distinguished by the name of "The ____________ Regional School Board of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-238.66.   Board of directors; powers and duties
    The board of directors shall have the following powers and duties: (1) Academic program. - a. The board of directors shall establish the standard...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-238.67.   Student admissions and assignment
    (a) Residency Requirement. - A student shall be domiciled in a participating unit to be eligible to attend the regional school. A student's eligibility...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-238.68.   Employees
    The board of directors shall appoint all certified and noncertified staff. (1) Principal. - The board of directors shall employ and contract with a...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-238.69.   Parent Advisory Council; purpose; appointments
    (a) Purpose. - There shall be a Parent Advisory Council to serve as a resource and provide input to the board of directors as...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-238.70.   State and local funds
    (a) The State Board of Education shall allocate to a regional school: (1) An amount equal to the average per pupil allocation for average...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-238.71.   Finance and budget
    (a) The local school administrative unit identified as the finance agent by resolution pursuant to G.S. 115C-238.62 shall be the finance agent for the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-238.72.   Participating units
    (a) Transportation. - Participating units shall develop a plan to provide transportation to the students domiciled in the district. (b) Food Service. - The...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-238.73.   Criminal history record checks
    (a) As used in this section: (1) "Criminal history" means a county, state, or federal criminal history of conviction of a crime, whether a...

Article 17 - Supporting Services.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-239.   Authority of local boards of education
    Each local board of education is hereby authorized to acquire, own, lease, contract and operate school buses for the transportation of pupils enrolled in...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-240.   Authority and duties of State Board of Education
    (a) The State Board of Education shall promulgate rules and regulations for the operation of a public school transportation system. (b) The State Board...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-241.   Assignment of school buses to schools
    The superintendent of the schools of each local school administrative unit which shall elect to operate a school bus transportation system, shall, prior to...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-242.   Use and operation of school buses
    Public school buses may be used for the following purposes only, and it shall be the duty of the superintendent of the school of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-243.   Use of school buses by senior citizen groups
    (a) Any local board of education may enter into agreements with the governing body of any county, city, or town, or with any State...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-244.   Assignment of pupils to school buses
    (a) The superintendent or superintendent's designee shall assign the pupils and employees who may be transported to and from school upon the bus or...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-245.   School bus drivers; monitors; safety assistants
    (a) Each local board, which elects to operate a school bus transportation system, shall employ the necessary drivers for such school buses. The drivers...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-246.   School bus routes
    (a) The superintendent of the local school administrative unit shall, prior to the commencement of each regular school year, prepare a plan for a...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-247.   Purchase of activity buses by local boards
    The several local boards of education in the State are hereby authorized and empowered to take title to school buses purchased with local or...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-248.   Inspection of school buses and activity buses; report of defects by drivers; discontinuing use until defects remedied
    (a) The superintendent of each local school administrative unit, shall cause each school bus owned or operated by such local school administrative unit to...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-249.   Purchase and maintenance of school buses, materials and supplies
    (a) To the extent that the funds shall be made available to it for such purpose, a local board of education is authorized to...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-249.1.   Purchase of tires for school buses; repair or refurbishment of tires for school buses
    (a) Definitions. - The following terms apply in this section: (1) Critical tire information. - Tire brand name, tire line name, tire identification numbers,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-250.   Authority to expend funds for transportation of children with disabilities
    (a) The State Board of Education and local boards of education may expend public funds for transportation of children with disabilities who are unable...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-251.   Transportation supervisors
    The State Board of Education shall from time to time adopt such rules and regulations with regard to the qualifications of persons employed by...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-252.   Aid in lieu of transportation
    (a) When, by reason of road conditions or otherwise, any local board of education, which shall elect to operate a school bus transportation system,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-253.   Contracts for transportation
    Any local board of education may, in lieu of the operation by it of public school buses, enter into a contract with any person,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-254.   Use of school buses by State defense militia or North Carolina National Guard
    When requested to do so by the Governor, the board of education of any local school administrative unit is authorized and directed to furnish...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-255.   Liability insurance and waiver of immunity as to certain acts of bus drivers
    The securing of liability insurance and the waiver of immunity as to certain torts of school bus drivers, school transportation service vehicle drivers and...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-256.   School bus drivers under Workers' Compensation Act
    Awards to school bus drivers under the Workers' Compensation Act shall be made pursuant to the provisions of G.S. 115C-337(b). (1981, c. 423, s.
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-257.   Attorney General to pay claims
    The Attorney General is hereby authorized to pay reasonable medical expenses, not to exceed three thousand dollars ($3,000), incurred within one year from the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-258.   Provisions regarding payment
    The claims authorized herein may be paid, regardless of whether the injury received by the pupil was due to negligence on the part of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-259.   Claims must be filed within one year
    The right to payment as authorized herein shall be forever barred unless a claim be filed with the Attorney General within one year after...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-260, 115C-261.   Repealed by Session Laws 1981, c. 576, s. 2
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-262.   Liability insurance and tort liability
    Liability insurance and tort liability of local boards of education for actions arising out of activities conducted pursuant to this Part, are subject to...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-263.   Required provision of services
    As a part of the function of the public school system, local boards of education shall provide to the extent practicable school food services...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-264.   Operation
    (a) In the operation of their public school nutrition programs, the public schools shall participate in the National School Lunch Program established by the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-264.1.   Preference to high-calcium foods and beverages in purchasing contracts
    (a) In addition to any requirements established by the United States Department of Agriculture under the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-264.2.   Vending machine sales
    (a) Each school may, with the approval of the local board of education, sell to students beverages in vending machines during the school day...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-264.3.   Child Nutrition Program standards
    The State Board of Education, in direct consultation with a cross section of local directors of child nutrition services, shall establish statewide nutrition standards...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-265.   Rules and regulations for distribution of library/media personnel funds; employment of personnel
    (a) The State Board of Education is authorized to promulgate rules and regulations for the distribution of library/media personnel funds, on the basis of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-266 through 115C-270.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 18 - Superintendents.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-271.   Selection by local board of education, term of office
    (a) It is the policy of the State that each local board of education has the sole discretion to elect a superintendent of schools....
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-272.   Residence, oath of office, and salary of superintendent
    (a) Every superintendent shall reside in the county in which he is employed. The superintendent shall not teach, nor be regularly employed in any...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-273.   Salary schedule for superintendents
    Every local board of education may adopt, as to assistant or associate superintendents not paid out of State funds, a salary schedule similar to...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-274.   Removal
    (a) Local boards of education are authorized to remove a superintendent who is guilty of immoral or disreputable conduct or who shall fail or...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-275.   Vacancies in office of superintendent
    In case of vacancy by death, resignation, or otherwise, in the office of a superintendent, such vacancy shall be filled by the local board...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-276.   Duties of superintendent
    (a) In General. - All acts of local boards of education, not in conflict with State law, shall be binding on the superintendent, and...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-277.   Office, equipment, and clerical assistance to be provided by board
    It shall be the duty of the various boards of education to provide the superintendent of schools with an appropriate office. Likewise, it shall...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-278.   Assistant superintendent and associate superintendent
    Local boards of education shall have authority to employ an assistant superintendent, in addition to those that may be furnished by the State when,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-279 through 115C-283.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 19 - Principals and Supervisors.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-284.   Method of selection and requirements
    (a) Principals and supervisors shall be elected by the local boards of education upon the recommendation of the superintendent, in accordance with the provisions...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-285.   Salary
    (a) Principals and supervisors shall be paid promptly when their salaries are due provided the legal requirements for their employment and service have been...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-286.1.   Evaluations of principals
    Local school administrative units shall evaluate all principals and assistant principals at least once each year. Either the superintendent or the superintendent's designee shall...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-287.   Repealed by Session Laws 1993, c. 210, s. 5
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-287.1.   (Applicable to employees employed on or after July 1, 2014) Method of employment of principals, assistant principals, supervisors, and directors
    (a) (1) All persons employed as school administrators shall be employed pursuant to this section. (2) Repealed by Session Laws 2013-360, s. 9.6(d), effective...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-288.   Powers and duties of principal
    (a) To Grade and Classify Pupils. - The principal shall have authority to grade and classify pupils, except as provided in G.S. 115C-83.7(a). In...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-289.   Assignment of principal's duties to assistant or acting principal; duties of State-funded assistant principals
    (a) Any duty or responsibility assigned to a principal by statute, State Board of Education regulation, or by the superintendent may, with the approval...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-289.1.   Supervisor duty to report; intimidation of school employee
    (a) When a supervisor of a school employee has actual notice that the school employee has been the victim of an assault by a...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-290.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 19A - Standards Board for Public School Administration.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-290.1 through 115C-290.9.   Repealed by Session Laws 2006-264, s. 56, effective August 27, 2006
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-291.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-292.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-293.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-294.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 20 - Teachers.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-295.   Minimum age and certificate prerequisites
    (a) All teachers employed in the public schools of the State or in schools receiving public funds, shall be required either to hold or...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-295.1.   Repealed by Session Laws 2011-145, s. 7.32, as added by Session Laws 2011-391, s. 17, effective July 1, 2011 and by Session Laws 2011-266, s. 1.39, effective July 1, 2011
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-295.2.   Repealed by Session Laws 2011-145, s. 7.32, as added by Session Laws 2011-391, s. 17, effective July 1, 2011, and by Session Laws 2011-266, s. 1.39, effective July 1, 2011
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-295.3.   Repealed by Session Laws 1999-96, s. 6
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-296.   Board sets licensure requirements; reports; lateral entry and mentor programs
    (a) (Applicable to school years before the 2014-2015 school year - see note.) The State Board of Education shall have entire control of licensing...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-296.1.   Expired
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-296.2.   National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification
    (a) State Policy. - It is the goal of the State to provide opportunities and incentives for good teachers to become excellent teachers and...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-296.3.   Expired June 30, 2004, by operation of Session Laws 2003-284, s. 7.20(h)
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-296.4.   Repealed by Session Laws 2011-145, s. 7.31(a), as added by Session Laws 2011-391, s. 17, effective July 1, 2011, and by Session Laws 2011-266, s. 1.37(a), effective July 1, 2011
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-296.5.   North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching; powers and duties of trustees; reporting requirement
    (a) The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (hereinafter called "NCCAT"), through itself or agencies with which it may contract, shall: (1)...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-296.6.   Composition of board of trustees; terms; officers
    (a) The NCCAT Board of Trustees shall be composed of the following membership: (1) Two ex officio members: the Chairman of the State Board...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-296.7.   North Carolina Teacher Corps
    (a) There is established the North Carolina Teacher Corps (NC Teacher Corps) to recruit and place recent graduates of colleges and universities and mid-career...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-297.   Repealed by Session Laws 1989, c. 385, s. 2
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-298.   Repealed by Session Laws 1997-18, s. 9
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-299.   Hiring of teachers
    (a) In the city administrative units, teachers shall be elected by the board of education of such administrative unit upon the recommendation of the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-300.   In-service training
    Local boards of education are authorized to provide for the professional growth of teachers while in service and to pass rules and regulations requiring...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-301.   Allocation of teachers; class size
    (a) Request for Funds. - The State Board of Education, based upon the reports of local boards of education and such other information as...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-301.1.   Duty-free instructional planning time
    All full-time assigned classroom teachers shall be provided duty-free instructional planning time during regular student contact hours. The duty-free instructional planning time shall be...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-302.   Repealed by Session Laws 1997-443, s. 8.38(d)
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-302.1.   Salary
    (a) Prompt Payment. - Teachers shall be paid promptly when their salaries are due provided the legal requirements for their employment and service have...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-302.2.   Repealed by Session Laws 2003-358, s. 1, effective January 1, 2004
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-302.3.   Salary credit for service in the Armed Forces
    (a) The State Board of Education shall establish rules for awarding credit for salary purposes to principals, assistant principals, and teachers who served in...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-303.   Withholding of salary
    (a) No teacher shall be placed on the payroll of a local school administrative unit unless he holds a certificate as required by law,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-304.   (Repealed effective July 1, 2014) Teacher tenure
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-305.   Repealed by Session Laws 2001-260, s. 2
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-306.   Repealed by Session Laws 1983, c. 770, s. 16
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-307.   Duties of teachers
    (a) To Maintain Order and Discipline. - It shall be the duty of all teachers, including student teachers, substitute teachers, voluntary teachers, and teacher...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-308.   Rules for teacher's conduct
    The conduct of teachers, the kind of reports they shall make, and their duties in the care of school property are subject to the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-309.   Student teachers
    (a) Student Teacher and Student Teaching Defined. - A "student teacher" is any student enrolled in an institution of higher education approved by the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-310.   Teacher assistants engaged in student teaching
    The State Board of Education shall adopt a program to facilitate the process by which teacher assistants may become teachers. Teacher assistants who participate...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-311.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-312.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-313.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-314.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 21 - Other Employees.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-315.   Hiring of school personnel
    (a) Janitors and Maids. - In the city administrative units, janitors and maids shall be appointed by the board of education of such local...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-316.   Salary and vacation
    (a) School officials and other employees shall be paid promptly when their salaries are due provided the legal requirements for their employment and service...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-316.1.   Duties of school counselors
    (a) School counselors shall implement a comprehensive developmental school counseling program in their schools. Counselors shall spend at least eighty percent (80%) of their...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-317.   Penalty for making false reports or records
    Any school employee of the public schools other than a superintendent, principal, or teacher, who knowingly and willfully makes or procures another to make...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-317.1.   School social workers and transporting students
    A school social worker shall not be required to transport students without the existence of a written job description or local board policy that...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-318.   Liability insurance for nonteaching public school personnel
    The State Board of Education shall provide funds for liability insurance for nonteaching public school personnel to the extent that such personnel's salaries are...

Article 21A - Privacy of Employee Personnel Records.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-319.   Personnel files not subject to inspection
    Personnel files of employees of local boards of education, former employees of local boards of education, or applicants for employment with local boards of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-320.   Certain records open to inspection
    (a) Each local board of education shall maintain a record of each of its employees, showing the following information with respect to each employee:...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-321.   Confidential information in personnel files; access to information
    (a) All information contained in a personnel file, except as otherwise provided in this Chapter, is confidential and shall not be open for inspection...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-322.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 22 - General Regulations.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-323.   Employee health certificate
    (a) Any person initially employed in a public school or reemployed in a public school after an absence of more than one school year...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-324.   Disposition of payment due employees at time of death
    In the event of the death of any superintendent, teacher, principal, or other school employee to whom payment is due for or in connection...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-325.   (Repealed effective June 30, 2018 - see notes) System of employment for public school teachers
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-325.1.   (Effective July 1, 2014 - see Editor's note for applicability) Definitions
    As used in this Part, the following definitions apply: (1) "Day" means calendar day. In computing any period of time, Rule 6 of the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-325.2.   (Effective July 1, 2014 - see Editor's note for applicability) Personnel files
    (a) Maintenance of Personnel File. - The superintendent shall maintain in his or her office a personnel file for each teacher that contains any...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-325.3.   (Effective July 1, 2014 - see Editor's note for applicability) Teacher contracts
    (a) Length of Contract. - A contract between the local board of education and a teacher who has been employed by the local board...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-325.4.   (Effective July 1, 2014 - see Editor's note for applicability) Dismissal or demotion for cause
    (a) Grounds. - No teacher shall be dismissed, demoted, or reduced to employment on a part-time basis for disciplinary reasons during the term of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-325.5.   (Effective July 1, 2014 - see Editor's note for applicability) Teacher suspension
    (a) Immediate Suspension Without Pay. - If a superintendent believes that cause exists for dismissing a teacher for any reason specified in G.S. 115C-325.4...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-325.6.   (Effective July 1, 2014 - see Editor's note for applicability) Procedure for dismissal or demotion of a teacher for cause
    (a) Recommendation of Dismissal or Demotion. - A teacher may not be dismissed, demoted, or reduced to part-time employment for disciplinary reasons during the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-325.7.   (Effective July 1, 2014 - see Editor's note for applicability) Hearing before board
    The following procedures shall apply for a board hearing for dismissal, demotion, reduction to part-time employment for disciplinary reasons, or disciplinary suspension without pay:...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-325.8.   (Effective July 1, 2014 - see Editor's note for applicability) Right of appeal
    (a) A teacher who (i) has been dismissed, demoted, or reduced to employment on a part-time basis for disciplinary reasons during the term of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-325.9.   (Effective July 1, 2014 - see Editor's note for applicability) Teacher resignation
    (a) Teacher Resignation Following Recommendation for Dismissal. - If a teacher has been recommended for dismissal under G.S. 115C-325.4 and the teacher chooses to...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-325.10.   (Effective July 1, 2014 - see Editor's note for applicability) Application to certain institutions
    Notwithstanding any law or regulation to the contrary, this Part shall apply to all persons employed in teaching and related educational classes in the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-325.11.   (Effective July 1, 2014 - see Editor's note for applicability) Dismissal of school administrators and teachers employed in low-performing residential schools
    (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section or any other law, this section shall govern the dismissal by the State Board of Education...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-325.12.   (Effective July 1, 2014 - see Editor's note for applicability) Procedure for dismissal of principals employed in low-performing schools
    (a) Dismissal of Principals Assigned to Low-Performing Schools With Assistance Teams. - Notwithstanding any other provision of this Part or any other law, this...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-325.13.   (Effective July 1, 2014 - see Editor's note for applicability) Procedure for dismissal of teachers employed in low-performing schools
    (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Part or any other law, this section shall govern the State Board's dismissal of teachers, assistant principals,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-326.   Repealed by Session Laws 1998-5, s. 3
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-326.1.   Repealed by Session Laws 1985, c. 479, s. 52
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-326.5.   Job sharing by school employees
    (a) The General Assembly finds that there is a shortage of qualified public school employees available in certain geographical areas of the State. The...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-327 through 115C-329.   Repealed by Session Laws 1997-18, s. 10
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-330.   Employment of handicapped
    The Board and each local educational agency shall make positive efforts to employ and advance in employment qualified handicapped individuals. (1977, c. 927, s....
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-331.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-332.   School personnel criminal history checks
    (a) As used in this section: (1) "Criminal history" means a county, state, or federal criminal history of conviction of a crime, whether a...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-332.1.   Sex offender registries checks for certain contractual personnel
    (a) For purposes of this section, the term "contractual personnel" includes any individual or entity under contract with the local board of education whose...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-333.   Evaluation of licensed employees including certain superintendents; mandatory improvement plans; State board notification upon dismissal of employees
    (a) (Effective until July 1, 2014) Annual Evaluations; Low-Performing Schools. - Local school administrative units shall evaluate at least once each year all licensed...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-333.1.   Evaluation of teachers in schools not identified as low-performing; mandatory improvement plans; State Board notification upon dismissal of teachers
    (a) (Effective until July 1, 2014) Annual Evaluations. - All teachers who are assigned to schools that are not designated as low-performing and who...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-334.   Assessment teams
    The State Board shall develop guidelines for local boards to use to create assessment teams. A local board shall assign an assessment team to...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-335.   Development of performance standards and criteria for licensed employees; training and remediation programs
    (a) Development of Performance Standards. - The State Board, in consultation with local boards of education, shall revise and develop uniform performance standards and...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-335.1 through 115C-335.4.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-335.5.   Policies addressing harassment of school employees; protection against retaliation for reporting harassment
    (a) Each local board of education may adopt a policy addressing the sexual harassment of local board employees by students, other local board employees,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-335.9.   Equal access for all education employee associations
    (a) As used in this section, the following definitions apply: (1) "Education employee association" includes teacher associations, teacher organizations, and classified education employees' associations....

Article 23 - Employment Benefits.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-336.   Sick leave
    (a) All public school employees shall be permitted a minimum of five days per school term of sick leave, pursuant to rules and regulations...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-336.1.   Parental leave
    A school employee may use annual leave or leave without pay to care for a newborn child or for a child placed with the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-337.   Workers' compensation for school employees
    (a) Workers' Compensation Act Applicable to School Employees. - The provisions of the Workers' Compensation Act shall be applicable to all school employees, and...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-338.   Salaries for employees injured during an episode of violence
    (a) For the purpose of this section, "employee" shall mean any teacher, helping teacher, librarian, principal, supervisor, superintendent of public schools or any full-time...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-339.   Retirement plan
    Provisions for retirement plans for public school employees may be found in Chapter 135 of the General Statutes. (1981, c. 423, s. 1.)
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-340.   Health insurance
    (a) The State Board of Education may authorize and empower any local board of education, the board of trustees of any community college, or...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-341.   Annuity contracts from local boards of education
    Notwithstanding the provisions of this Chapter for the adoption of State and local salary schedules for the pay of teachers, principals, superintendents, and other...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-341.1.   Flexible Compensation Plan
    Notwithstanding any other provisions of law relating to the salaries of employees of local boards of education, the State Board of Education is authorized...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-341.2.   Department of State Treasurer sponsored 403(b) option
    (a) In addition to the opportunities for local boards of education to offer section 403(b) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 retirement annuities...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-342.   Group insurance and credit unions
    (a) The State Board of Education may authorize and empower any local board of education, the board of trustees of any community college, or...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-343.   Repealed by Session Laws 2011-210, s. 2, effective June 23, 2011
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-344.   Employment benefits for exchange teachers
    An exchange teacher is a nonimmigrant alien teacher participating in an exchange visitor program designated by the United States Department of State pursuant to...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-345.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-346.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-347.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-348.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 24 - Interstate Agreement on Qualifications of Educational Personnel.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-349.   Purpose, findings, and policy
    (a) The states party to this agreement, desiring by common action to improve their respective school systems by utilizing the teacher or other professional...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-350.   Definitions
    As used in this agreement and contracts made pursuant to it, unless the context clearly requires otherwise: (1) "Accept" or any variant thereof, means...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-351.   Interstate educational personnel contracts
    (a) The designated state official of a party state may make one or more contracts on behalf of his state with one or more...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-352.   Approved and accepted programs
    (a) Nothing in this agreement shall be construed to repeal or otherwise modify any law or regulation of a party state relating to the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-353.   Interstate cooperation
    The party states agree that: (1) They will, so far as practicable, prefer the making of multilateral contracts pursuant to G.S. 115C-351 of this...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-354.   Agreement evaluation
    The designated state officials of any party state(s) may meet from time to time as a group to evaluate progress under the agreement, and...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-355.   Other arrangements
    Nothing in this agreement shall be construed to prevent or inhibit other arrangements or practices of any party state or states to facilitate the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-356.   Effect and withdrawal
    (a) This agreement shall become effective when enacted into law by two states. Thereafter it shall become effective as to any state upon its...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-357.   Construction and severability
    This agreement shall be liberally construed so as to effectuate the purposes thereof. The provisions of this agreement shall be severable and if any...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-358.   Designated state official
    For the purposes of the agreement set forth in this Article the "designated state official" for this State shall be the Superintendent of Public...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-359 through 115C-361.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 24A - Certified Personnel Evaluation Pilot Program.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-362.   Repealed by Session Laws 1989, c. 500, s. 12

Article 24B - Career Development Pilot Program.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-363 through 115C-363.14.   Repealed by Session Laws 1991 (Regular Session, 1992), c. 900, s. 75.1(j)

Article 24C - Teacher Enhancement Program

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-363.15 through 115C-363.21.   Repealed by Session Laws 1993, c. 321, s. 128
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-363.22.   (Repealed effective July 1, 2015) North Carolina Teaching Fellows Commission established
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-363.23.   (Repealed effective July 1, 2015) Membership
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-363.23A.   (Repealed effective July 1, 2015) Teaching Fellows Program established; administration
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-363.24.   Repealed by Session Laws 1989, c. 500, s. 15
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-363.25 through 115C-363.27.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 24D - Lead Teacher Pilot Program.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-363.28.   Repealed by Session Laws 1991 (Regular Session, 1992), c. 900, s. 75.1(k)

Article 25 - Admission and Assignment of Students.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-364.   Admission requirements
    (a) A child who is presented for enrollment at any time during the first 120 days of a school year is entitled to initial...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-365.   Repealed by Session Laws 1991, c. 719, s. 1
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-366.   Assignment of student to a particular school
    (a) All students under the age of 21 years who are domiciled in a school administrative unit who have not been removed from school...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-366.1.   Local boards of education; tuition charges
    (a) Local boards of education may charge tuition to the following persons: (1) Persons of school age who are not domiciliaries of the State....
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-366.2.   Repealed by Session Laws 2006-65, s. 2, effective July 1, 2006
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-366.3.   Classroom placement of multiple birth siblings
    (a) As used in this section, the term "multiple birth siblings" means twins, triplets, quadruplets, or other siblings resulting from a multiple birth. (b)...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-366.4.   Assignment of students convicted of cyber-bullying
    A student who is convicted under G.S. 14-458.2 of cyber-bullying a school employee shall be transferred to another school within the local school administrative...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-367.   Assignment on certain bases prohibited
    No person shall be refused admission to or be excluded from any public school in this State on account of race, creed, color or...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-368.   Notice of assignment
    In exercising the authority conferred by G.S. 115C-366(b), each local board of education may, in making assignments of pupils, give individual written notice of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-369.   Application for reassignment; notice of disapproval; hearing before board
    (a) The parent or guardian of any child, or the person standing in loco parentis to any child, who is dissatisfied with the assignment...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-370.   Judicial review of board's decision
    A decision of a local board under G.S. 115C-369 is final and, except as provided in this section, is subject to judicial review in...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-371.   Assignment to special education programs
    Assignment of students to special education programs is subject to Article 9 of this Chapter. (1981, c. 423, s. 1; 2006-69, s. 3(k).)
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-372.   Assignment to school bus
    Assignment of students to school buses is subject to the provisions of G.S. 115C-244. (1981, c. 423, s. 1.)
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-373.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-374.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-375.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 25A - Special Medical Needs of Students.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-375.1.   To provide some medical care to students
    It is within the scope of duty of teachers, including substitute teachers, teacher assistants, student teachers, or any other public school employee when authorized...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-375.2.   Possession and self-administration of asthma medication by students with asthma or students subject to anaphylactic reactions, or both
    (a) Local boards of education shall adopt a policy authorizing a student with asthma or a student subject to anaphylactic reactions, or both, to...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-375.3.   Guidelines to support and assist students with diabetes
    Local boards of education and boards of directors of charter schools shall ensure that the guidelines adopted by the State Board of Education under...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-375.4.   Meningococcal Meningitis and Influenza and Their Vaccines
    Local boards of education shall ensure that schools provide parents and guardians with information about meningococcal meningitis and influenza and their vaccines at the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-375.5.   Education for pregnant and parenting students
    (a) Pregnant and parenting students shall receive the same educational instruction or its equivalent as other students. A local school administrative unit may provide...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-376.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-377.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 26 - Attendance.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-378.   Children required to attend
    (a) Every parent, guardian or custodian in this State having charge or control of a child between the ages of seven and 16 years...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-379.   Method of enforcement
    It shall be the duty of the State Board of Education to formulate the rules that may be necessary for the proper enforcement of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-380.   Penalty for violation
    Except as otherwise provided in G.S. 115C-379, any parent, guardian or other person violating the provisions of this Part shall be guilty of a...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-381.   School social workers; reports; prosecutions
    The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall prepare such rules and procedures and furnish such blanks for teachers and other school officials as may be...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-382.   Investigation of indigency
    If affidavit shall be made by the parent of a child or by any other person that any child who is required to attend...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-383.   Repealed by Session Laws 2013-247, s. 1(a), effective July 3, 2013
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-384.   Student records and fees
    (a) In General. - The local board of education has the power to regulate fees, charges and solicitations subject to the provisions of G.S....
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-385 through 115C-389.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 27 - Discipline.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-390.   Repealed by Session Laws 2011-282, s. 1, effective June 23, 2011, and applicable beginning with the 2011-2012 school year
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-390.1.   State policy and definitions
    (a) In order to create and maintain a safe and orderly school environment conducive to learning, school officials and teachers need adequate tools to...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-390.2.   Discipline policies
    (a) Local boards of education shall adopt policies to govern the conduct of students and establish procedures to be followed by school officials in...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-390.3.   Reasonable force
    (a) School personnel may use physical restraint only in accordance with G.S. 115C-391.1. (b) School personnel may use reasonable force to control behavior or...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-390.4.   Corporal punishment
    (a) Each local board of education shall determine whether corporal punishment will be permitted in its school administrative unit. Notwithstanding a local board of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-390.5.   Short-term suspension
    (a) The principal shall have authority to impose short-term suspension on a student who willfully engages in conduct that violates a provision of the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-390.6.   Short-term suspension procedures
    (a) Except as authorized in this section, no short-term suspension shall be imposed upon a student without first providing the student an opportunity for...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-390.7.   Long-term suspension
    (a) A principal may recommend to the superintendent the long-term suspension of any student who willfully engages in conduct that violates a provision of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-390.8.   Long-term suspension procedures
    (a) When a student is recommended by the principal for long-term suspension, the principal shall give written notice to the student's parent. The notice...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-390.9.   Alternative education services
    (a) Students who are long-term suspended shall be offered alternative education services unless the superintendent provides a significant or important reason for declining to...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-390.10.   365-day suspension for gun possession
    (a) All local boards of education shall develop and implement written policies and procedures, as required by the federal Gun Free Schools Act, 20...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-390.11.   Expulsion
    (a) Upon recommendation of the superintendent, a local board of education may expel any student 14 years of age or older whose continued presence...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-390.12.   Request for readmission
    (a) All students suspended for 365 days or expelled may, after 180 calendar days from the date of the beginning of the student's suspension...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-391.   Repealed by Session Laws 2011-282, s. 1, effective June 23, 2011, and applicable beginning with the 2011-2012 school year
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-391.1.   Permissible use of seclusion and restraint
    (a) It is the policy of the State of North Carolina to: (1) Promote safety and prevent harm to all students, staff, and visitors...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-392.   Appeal of disciplinary measures
    Appeals of disciplinary measures are subject to the provisions of G.S. 115C-45(c). (1981, c. 423, s. 1.)
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-393 through 115C-397.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 27A - Management and Placement of Disruptive Students.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-397.1.   Management and placement of disruptive students
    If, after a teacher has requested assistance from the principal two or more times due to a student's disruptive behavior, the teacher finds that...

Article 28 - Student Liability.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-398.   Damage to school buildings, furnishings, textbooks
    Students and their parents or legal guardians may be liable for damage to school buildings, furnishings and textbooks pursuant to the provisions of G.S....
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-399.   Trespass on or damage to school bus
    Any person who willfully trespasses upon or damages a school bus may be liable pursuant to the provisions of G.S. 14-132.2. (1981, c. 423,...

Article 29 - Protective Provisions and Maintenance of Student Records.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-400.   School personnel to report child abuse
    Any person who has cause to suspect child abuse or neglect has a duty to report the case of the child to the Director...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-401.   School counseling inadmissible evidence
    Information given to a school counselor to enable him to render counseling services may be privileged as provided in G.S. 8-53.4. (1981, c. 423,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-401.1.   Prohibition on the disclosure of information about students
    (a) It is unlawful for a person who enters into a contract with a local board of education or its designee to sell any...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-402.   Student records; maintenance; contents; confidentiality
    (a) The official record of each student enrolled in North Carolina public schools shall be permanently maintained in the files of the appropriate school...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-403.   Flagging and verification of student records; notification of law enforcement agencies
    (a) Upon notification by a law enforcement agency or the North Carolina Center for Missing Persons of a child's disappearance, the superintendent of a...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-404.   Use of juvenile court information
    (a) Written notifications received in accordance with G.S. 7B-3101 and information gained from examination of juvenile records in accordance with G.S. 7B-3100 are confidential...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-405.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-406.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 29A - Policy Prohibiting Use of Tobacco Products.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-407.   Policy prohibiting tobacco use in school buildings, grounds, and at school-sponsored events
    (a) Not later than August 1, 2008, local boards of education shall adopt, implement, and enforce a written policy prohibiting at all times the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-407.1.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-407.2.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-407.3.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-407.4.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 29B - Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-407.5.   Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children
    The Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children is hereby enacted into law and entered into with all jurisdictions legally joining therein in...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-407.6.   Creation of a State Council
    The State Board of Education shall establish a State Council, as required by Article VIII of the compact. The membership of the State Council...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-407.7.   Appointment of compact commissioner
    As required by Article VIII of the compact, the Governor shall appoint as compact commissioner a licensed North Carolina attorney who represents at least...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-407.8.   Effective date of compact
    This Article becomes effective July 1, 2008, or upon enactment of the compact into law by nine other states, whichever date occurs later. (2008-185,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-407.9.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-407.10.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-407.11.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-407.12.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-407.13.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-407.14.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 29C - School Violence Prevention.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-407.15.   Bullying and harassing behavior
    (a) As used in this Article, "bullying or harassing behavior" is any pattern of gestures or written, electronic, or verbal communications, or any physical...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-407.16.   Policy against bullying or harassing behavior
    (a) Before December 31, 2009, each local school administrative unit shall adopt a policy prohibiting bullying or harassing behavior. (b) The policy shall contain,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-407.17.   Prevention of school violence
    Schools shall develop and implement methods and strategies for promoting school environments that are free of bullying or harassing behavior. (2009-212, s. 1; 2009-570,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-407.18.   Construction of this Article
    (a) This Article shall not be construed to permit school officials to punish student expression or speech based on an undifferentiated fear or apprehension...

Article 30 - Financial Powers of the State Board of Education.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-408.   Funds under control of the State Board of Education
    (a) It is the policy of the State of North Carolina to create a public school system that graduates good citizens with the skills...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-409.   Power to accept federal funds and aid
    (a) The Board is authorized to accept, receive, use or reallocate to local school administrative units any federal funds, or aids, that may be...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-410.   Power to accept gifts and grants
    The Board is authorized to accept, receive, use, or reallocate to local school administrative units any gifts, donations, grants, devises, or other forms of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-411.   Authority to invest school funds
    The Board is authorized to direct the State Treasurer to invest in interest-bearing securities any funds which may come into its possession, and which...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-412.   Power to purchase at mortgage sales
    The State Board of Education is authorized to purchase at public sale any land upon which it has a mortgage or deed of trust...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-413.   Power to adjust debts
    The State Board of Education is hereby authorized and empowered to settle, compromise or otherwise adjust any indebtedness due it upon the purchase price...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-414.   State Board as successor to powers of abolished commissions and boards
    The Board shall succeed to all the powers and trusts of the president and directors of the Literary Fund of North Carolina; and to...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-415.   Repealed by Session Laws 1997-18, s. 15(l)
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-416.   Power to allot funds for teachers and other personnel
    The Board shall have power to provide for the enrichment and strengthening of educational opportunities for the children of the State, and when sufficient...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-417.   Availability of funds allocated for staff development
    Funds allocated by the State Board of Education for staff development at the local level shall become available for expenditure on July 1 of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-418.   Repealed by Session Laws 1995, c. 450, s. 23
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-419 through 115C-421.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 31 - The School Budget and Fiscal Control Act.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-422.   Short title
    This Article may be cited as "The School Budget and Fiscal Control Act." (1975, c. 437, s. 1; 1981, c. 423, s. 1.)
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-423.   Definitions
    The words and phrases defined in this section have the meanings indicated when used in this Article, unless the context clearly requires another meaning:...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-424.   Uniform system; conflicting laws and local acts superseded
    It is the intent of the General Assembly by enactment of this Article to prescribe for the public schools a uniform system of budgeting...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-425.   Annual balanced budget resolution
    (a) Each local school administrative unit shall operate under an annual balanced budget resolution adopted and administered in accordance with this Article. A budget...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-426.   Uniform budget format
    (a) The State Board of Education, in cooperation with the Local Government Commission, shall cause to be prepared and promulgated a standard budget format...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-426.1.   Vending facilities
    Moneys received by a local school administrative unit on account of operation of vending facilities shall be deposited, budgeted, appropriated, and expended in accordance...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-426.2.   Joint planning
    In order to promote greater mutual understanding of immediate and long-term budgetary issues and constraints affecting public schools and county governments, local boards of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-427.   Preparation and submission of budget and budget message
    (a) Before the close of each fiscal year, the superintendent shall prepare a budget for the ensuing year for consideration by the board of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-428.   Filing and publication of the budget; budget hearing
    (a) On the same day that he submits the budget to the board of education, the superintendent shall file a copy of it in...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-429.   Approval of budget; submission to county commissioners; commissioners' action on budget
    (a) Upon receiving the budget from the superintendent and following the public hearing authorized by G.S. 115C-428(b), if one is held, the board of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-430.   Apportionment of county appropriations among local school administrative units
    If there is more than one local school administrative unit in a county, all appropriations by the county to the local current expense funds...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-431.   Procedure for resolution of dispute between board of education and board of county commissioners
    (a) If the board of education determines that the amount of money appropriated to the local current expense fund, or the capital outlay fund,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-432.   The budget resolution; adoption; limitations; tax levy; filing
    (a) After the board of county commissioners has made its appropriations to the local school administrative unit, or after the appeal procedure set out...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-433.   Amendments to the budget resolution; budget transfers
    (a) Subject to the provisions of subsection (b) of this section, the board of education may amend the budget resolution at any time after...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-434.   Interim budget
    In case the adoption of the budget resolution is delayed until after July 1, the board of education shall make interim appropriations for the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-435.   School finance officer
    Each local school administrative unit shall have a school finance officer who shall be appointed or designated by the superintendent of schools and approved...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-436.   Duties of school finance officer
    (a) The school finance officer shall be responsible to the superintendent for: (1) Keeping the accounts of the local school administrative unit in accordance...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-437.   Allocation of revenues to the local school administrative unit by the county
    Revenues accruing to the local school administrative unit by virtue of Article IX, Sec. 7, of the Constitution and taxes levied by or on...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-438.   Provision for disbursement of State money
    The deposit of money in the State treasury to the credit of local school administrative units shall be made in monthly installments, and additionally...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-439.   Facsimile signatures
    The board of education may provide by appropriate resolution for the use of facsimile signature machines, signature stamps, or similar devices in signing checks...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-440.   Accounting system
    (a) System Required. - Each local school administrative unit shall establish and maintain an accounting system designed to show in detail its assets, liabilities,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-440.1.   Report on county spending on public capital outlay
    (a) It is the purpose of Article 42 of Chapter 105 of the General Statutes for counties to appropriate funds generated under that Article...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-441.   Budgetary accounting for appropriations
    (a) Incurring Obligations. - Except as set forth below, no obligation may be incurred by a local school administrative unit unless the budget resolution...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-441.1.   Dependent care assistance program
    The State Board of Education is authorized to provide eligible employees of local school administrative units a program of dependent care assistance as available...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-442.   Fidelity bonds
    (a) The finance officer shall give a true accounting and faithful performance bond with sufficient sureties in an amount to be fixed by the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-443.   Investment of idle cash
    (a) A local school administrative unit may deposit at interest or invest all or part of the cash balance of any fund. The finance...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-444.   Selection of depository; deposits to be secured
    (a) Each board of education shall designate as the official depositories of the local school administrative unit one or more banks, savings and loan...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-445.   Daily deposits
    Except as otherwise provided by law, all moneys collected or received by an officer, employee or agent of a local school administrative unit or...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-446.   Semiannual reports on status of deposits and investments
    Each school finance officer shall report to the Secretary of the Local Government Commission on January 1 and July 1 of each year, or...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-447.   Annual independent audit
    (a) Each local school administrative unit shall have its accounts and the accounts of individual schools therein audited as soon as possible after the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-448.   Special funds of individual schools
    (a) The board of education shall appoint a treasurer for each school within the local school administrative unit that handles special funds. The treasurer...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-449.   Proceeds of insurance claims
    Moneys paid to a local school administrative unit pursuant to contracts of insurance against loss of capital assets through fire or casualty shall be...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-450.   School food services
    (a) School food services shall be included in the budget of each local school administrative unit and the State Board of Education shall provide...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-451.   Reports to State Board of Education; failure to comply with School Budget Act
    (a) The State Board of Education shall have authority to require local school administrative units to make such reports as it may deem advisable...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-452.   Fines and forfeitures
    The clear proceeds of all penalties and forfeitures and of all fines collected in the General Court of Justice in each county shall be...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-453 through 115C-457.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 31A - Civil Penalty and Forfeiture Fund.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-457.1.   Creation of Fund; administration
    (a) There is created the Civil Penalty and Forfeiture Fund. The Fund shall consist of the clear proceeds of all civil penalties, civil forfeitures,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-457.2.   Remittance of moneys to the Fund
    The clear proceeds of all civil penalties, civil forfeitures, and civil fines that are collected by a State agency and that the General Assembly...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-457.3.   Appropriation of moneys in the Fund
    (a) The General Assembly shall appropriate moneys in the Civil Penalty and Forfeiture Fund in the Current Operations Appropriations Act. These appropriations shall be...

Article 32 - State Literary Fund.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-458.   State Literary Fund
    The State Literary Fund includes all funds derived from the sources enumerated in Sec. 6, Article IX, of the Constitution, and all funds that...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-459.   Terms of loans
    Loans made under the provisions of this Article shall be payable in 10 installments, shall bear interest at a uniform rate determined by the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-460.   Repealed by Session Laws 2009-451, s. 7.37(c), effective July 1, 2009
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-461.   Repealed by Session Laws 2009-451, s. 7.37(c), effective July 1, 2009
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-462.   Repealed by Session Laws 2009-451, s. 7.37(c), effective July 1, 2009
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-463.   Repealed by Session Laws 2009-451, s. 7.37(c), effective July 1, 2009
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-464.   Repealed by Session Laws 2009-451, s. 7.37(c), effective July 1, 2009
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-465.   Repealed by Session Laws 2009-451, s. 7.37(c), effective July 1, 2009
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-466.   Repealed by Session Laws 2009-451, s. 7.37(c), effective July 1, 2009
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-467.   Repealed by Session Laws 2009-451, s. 7.37(c), effective July 1, 2009

Article 32A - Scholarship Loan Fund for Prospective Teachers.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-468.   Recodified as G.S. 116-209.33 by Session Laws 2005-276, s. 9.17(b), effective January 1, 2006, and applicable to scholarship loans awarded on or after that date
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-469, 115C-470.   Repealed by Session Laws 2005-276, s. 9.17(b), effective January 1, 2006, and applicable to scholarship loans awarded on or after that date
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-471.   Recodified as G.S. 116-209.34 by Session Laws 2005-276, s. 9.17(b), effective January 1, 2006, and applicable to scholarship loans awarded on or after that date
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-472.   Repealed by Session Laws 1997-18, s. 11
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-472.1.   Repealed by Session Laws 2005-276, s. 9.17(b), effective January 1, 2006, and applicable to scholarship loans awarded on or after that date

Article 32B - Computer Loan Revolving Fund.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-472.5.   Repealed by Session Laws 2009-451, s. 7.36(a), effective July 1, 2009
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-472.6 through 115C-472.9.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 32C - Fund for the Reduction of Class Size in Public Schools.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-472.10.   Establishment of the Fund for the Reduction of Class Size in Public Schools
    (a) There is established under the control and direction of the State Board of Education the Fund for the Reduction of Class Size in...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-472.11.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-472.12.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-472.13.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-472.14.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 32D - Fund for Special Education and Related Services.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-472.15.   Repealed by Session Laws 2013-364, s. 6(a), effective July 1, 2013

Article 33 - Assumption of School District Indebtedness by Counties.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-473.   Method of assumption; validation of proceedings
    The county board of education, with the approval of the board of commissioners, and when the assumption of such indebtedness is approved at an...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-474.   Taxes levied and collected for bonds assumed to be paid into school debt service fund of county; discharge of sinking fund custodian
    In any county where the bonds of a local district have been assumed under the provisions of this Article, all taxes levied and collected...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-475.   Allocation to district bonds of taxes collected
    The collections of taxes levied for debt service on all taxable property of a county in which local district bonds have been assumed shall...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-476 through 115C-480.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 34 - Refunding and Funding Bonds of School Districts.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-481.   School district defined
    The term "school district" as used in this Article shall be deemed to include any special school taxing district, local tax district, special charter...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-482.   Continuance of district until bonds are paid
    Notwithstanding the provisions of any law which affect the continued existence of a school district or the levy of taxes therein for the payment...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-483.   Funding and refunding of bonds authorized; issuance and sale or exchange; tax levy for repayment
    The board of commissioners of the county in which any such school district is located is hereby authorized to issue bonds at one time...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-484.   Issuance of bonds by cities and towns; debt statement; tax levy for repayment
    In case the governing body of any city or town is the body authorized by law to levy taxes for the payment of the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-485 through 115C-489.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 34A - Critical School Facility Needs Fund.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-489.1, 115C-489.2.   Repealed by Session Laws 1995 (Reg. Sess., 1996), c. 631, s. 14, effective 30 days after the last school administrative unit on the priority list established in 1988 by the Commission on School Facility Needs is funded
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-489.2.   Repealed by Session Laws 1995 (Reg. Sess., 1996), c. 631, s. 14, effective 30 days after the last school administrative unit on the priority list established in 1988 by the Commission on School Facility Needs is funded
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-489.3 through 115C-489.4.   Repealed by Session Laws 1995 (Regular Session, 1996), c. 631, s. 13

Article 34B - Qualified Zone Academy Bonds and Qualified School Construction Bonds.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-489.5.   Qualified zone academy bonds and qualified school construction bonds; findings
    The General Assembly finds: (1) Section 226 of the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997, as codified at 26 U.S.C. 54E, provides funds for school...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-489.6.   Administration; consultation; issuance of bonds
    (a) QZAB Program. - The State Board of Education is designated the State education agency responsible for administering the qualified zone academy bond program...

Article 35 - Voluntary Endowment Fund for Public Schools.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-490.   Creation of endowment funds; administration
    Any local board of education is hereby authorized and empowered upon the passage of a resolution to create and establish a permanent endowment fund...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-491.   Boards of trustees public corporations; powers and authority generally; investments
    Any board of trustees created and organized under this Article shall be a body politic, public corporation and instrumentality of government and as such...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-492.   Expenditure of funds; pledges
    It is not the intent that such endowment fund created hereunder shall take the place of State appropriations or any regular appropriations, tax funds...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-493.   When only income from fund expended
    Where the donor of said pledges, gifts, donations, and devises so provides, the board of trustees shall keep the principal of such gift or...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-494.   Property and income of board of trustees exempt from State taxation
    All property received, purchased, contributed or donated to the board of trustees for the benefit of any endowment fund created hereunder and all donations,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-495 through 115C-499.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 35A - College Scholarships.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-499.1.   Definitions
    The following definitions apply to this Article: (1) Academic year. - A period of time in which a student is expected to complete the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-499.2.   Eligibility requirements for a scholarship
    In order to be eligible to receive a scholarship under this Article, a student seeking a degree, diploma, or certificate at an eligible postsecondary...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-499.2A.   Semester limitation on eligibility for scholarship
    (a) Except as otherwise provided by subsection (c) of this section, a student with a matriculated status at a constituent institution of The University...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-499.3.   Scholarship amounts; amounts dependent on net income available
    (a) Subject to the amount of net income available under G.S. 18C-164(b)(2), a scholarship awarded under this Article to a student at an eligible...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-499.4.   Scholarship administration; reporting requirements
    (a) The scholarships provided for in this Article shall be administered by the Authority under rules adopted by the Authority in accordance with the...

Article 36 - Voted Tax Supplements for School Purposes.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-500.   Superintendents must furnish boundaries of special taxing districts
    It shall be the duty of superintendents to furnish tax listers at tax listing time the boundaries of each taxing district as provided in...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-501.   Purposes for which elections may be called
    (a) To Vote a Supplemental Tax. - Elections may be called by the local tax-levying authority to ascertain the will of the voters as...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-502.   Maximum rate and frequency of elections
    (a) A tax for supplementing the public school budget shall not exceed fifty cents (50) on the one-hundred-dollar ($100.00) value of property subject to...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-503.   Who may petition for election
    Local boards of education may petition the board of county commissioners for an election in their respective local school administrative units or for any...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-504.   Necessary information in petitions
    The petition for an election shall contain such of the following information as may be pertinent to the proposed election: (1) Purpose for calling...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-505.   Boards of education must consider petitions
    The board of education to whom the petition requesting an election is addressed shall receive the petition and give it due consideration. If, in...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-506.   Action of board of county commissioners or governing body of municipality
    Petitions requesting special school elections and bearing the approval of the board of education of the local school administrative unit shall be presented to...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-507.   Rules governing elections
    All elections under this Chapter shall be held and conducted by the appropriate county board of elections. If the purpose of the election is...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-508.   Effective date; levy of taxes
    (a) If, in any election authorized by this Article, a majority of the voters voting in such election vote in favor of the enlargement...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-509.   Conveyance of school property upon enlargement of city administrative unit
    Before any election is called to enlarge a city administrative unit, if any school property is located in the area proposed to be consolidated...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-510.   Elections in districts created from portions of contiguous counties
    Districts already created and those that may be created from portions of two or more contiguous counties may hold elections under this Article to...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-511.   Levy and collection of taxes
    (a) If a local school administrative unit or district has voted a tax to operate schools of a higher standard than that provided by...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-512.   Expansion of existing supplemental school tax area pursuant to merger of school administrative units in certain counties
    (a) This section applies to: (1) Counties that have three school administrative units located entirely within the county, only one of which units has...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-513.   Special tax for certain merged school administrative units
    (a) Scope. - This section applies to a merged school administrative unit that consists of one entire county and part of a second county...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-514.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-515.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-516.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 37 - School Sites and Property.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-517.   Acquisition of sites
    Local boards of education may acquire suitable sites for schoolhouses or other school facilities either within or without the local school administrative unit; but...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-518.   Disposition of school property; easements and rights-of-way
    (a) When in the opinion of any local board of education the use of any building site or other real property or personal property...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-519.   Deeds to property
    All deeds to school property shall, after registration, be delivered to the superintendent of the local school administrative unit in which the property is...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-520.   Vehicles owned by boards of education
    All school buses, trucks, automobiles and other motor vehicles owned by local boards of education and used for transporting pupils to and from school...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-521.   Erection of school buildings
    (a) It shall be the duty of local boards of education to provide classroom facilities adequate to meet the requirements of G.S. 115C-47(10) and...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-521.1.   Building standards for preschool students
    A public school that voluntarily applies for a child care facility license may use an existing or newly constructed classroom in a public school...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-522.   Provision of equipment for buildings
    (a) It shall be the duty of local boards of education to purchase or exchange all supplies, equipment, and materials, and these purchases shall...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-522.1.   Repealed by Session Laws 2003-147, s. 2, effective for a local school administrative unit when the unit is certified as being E-Procurement compliant, or April 1, 2004, whichever is first
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-523.   Care of school property
    It shall be the duty of every teacher and principal in charge of school buildings to instruct the children in the proper care of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-524.   Repair of school property; use of buildings for other than school purposes
    (a) Repair of school buildings is subject to the provisions of G.S. 115C-521(c) and (d). (b) It shall be the duty of local boards...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-525.   Fire prevention
    (a) Duty of Principal Regarding Fire Hazards. - The principal of every public school in the State shall have the following duties regarding fire...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-526.   Reward for information leading to arrest of persons damaging school property
    Local boards of education are authorized and empowered to offer and pay rewards in an amount not exceeding three hundred dollars ($300.00) for information...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-527.   Use of schools and other public buildings for political meetings
    The governing authority having control over schools or other public buildings which have facilities for group meetings, or where polling places are located, is...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-528.   Lease purchase and installment purchase contracts for certain equipment
    (a) Local boards of education may purchase or finance the purchase of automobiles; school buses; mobile classroom units; food service equipment, photocopiers; and computers,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-529.   Useful life guidelines
    The State Office of Information Technology Services shall develop and annually revise guidelines for determining the useful life of computers purchased under G.S. 115C-528....
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-530.   Operational leases of school buildings and school facilities
    (a) Local boards of education may enter into operational leases of real or personal property for use as school buildings or school facilities. Operational...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-531.   (Repealed effective July 1, 2015) Capital leases of school buildings and school facilities
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-532.   (Repealed effective July 1, 2015) Additional provisions applicable to build-to-suit capital leases

Article 38 - State Insurance of Public School Property.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-533.   Duty of State Board to operate insurance system
    The State Board shall have the duty to manage and operate a system of insurance for public school property. (1955, c. 1372, art. 2,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-534.   Duty to insure property
    (a) The board of every local school administrative unit in the public school system of this State, in order to safeguard the investment made...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-535.   Authority and rules for organization of system
    The State Board of Education is hereby authorized, directed and empowered to establish a division to manage and operate a system of insurance for...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-536.   Public School Insurance Fund; decrease of premiums when fund reaches five percent of total insurance in force
    There shall be set up in the books of the State Treasurer a fund to be known and designated as the "Public School Insurance...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-537.   Insurance of property by local boards; notice of election to insure and information to be furnished; outstanding policies
    All local boards of education may insure all property within their units against the direct loss or damage by fire, lightning, windstorm, hail or...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-538.   Inspections of insured public school properties
    The State Board of Education shall provide for periodic inspections of all public school properties in the State of North Carolina insured under the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-539.   Information to be furnished prior to insuring in Fund; providing for payment of premiums
    Local boards of education shall at least 30 days before insuring in the Fund, furnish to the State Board of Education a complete and...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-540.   Determination and adjustment of premium rates; certificate as to insurance carried; no lapse; notice as to premiums required, and payment thereof
    The State Board of Education shall determine the annual premium rate to be charged for insurance of school properties as herein provided, which said...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-541.   Adjustment of losses; determination and report of appraisers; payment of amounts to treasurers of local school administrative units; disbursement of funds
    In the event of loss or damage by fire, lightning, windstorm, hail, or explosions resulting from defects in equipment in public school buildings and...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-542.   Maintenance of inspection and engineering service; cancellation of insurance
    The State Board of Education is authorized and empowered to maintain an inspection and engineering service deemed by it appropriate and necessary to reduce...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-543.   Other property insurance
    The State Board of Education may adopt rules for providing property insurance on property insured by the Fund against all risks of direct physical...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-544 through 115C-546.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 38A - Public School Building Capital Fund.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-546.1.   Creation of Fund; administration
    (a) There is created the Public School Building Capital Fund. The Fund shall be used to assist county governments in meeting their public school...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-546.2.   Allocations from the Fund; uses; expenditures; reversion to General Fund; matching requirements
    (a) Repealed by Session Laws 2013-316, s. 2.4(b), effective July 23, 2013. (b) Counties shall use monies previously credited to the Fund by the...

Article 39 - Nonpublic Schools.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-547.   Policy
    In conformity with the Constitutions of the United States and of North Carolina, it is the public policy of the State in matters of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-548.   Attendance; health and safety regulations
    Each private church school or school of religious charter shall make, and maintain annual attendance and disease immunization records for each pupil enrolled and...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-549.   Standardized testing requirements
    Each private church school or school of religious charter shall administer, at least once in each school year, a nationally standardized test or other...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-550.   High school competency testing
    To assure that all high school graduates possess those minimum skills and that knowledge thought necessary to function in society, each private church school...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-551.   Voluntary participation in the State programs
    Any such school may, on a voluntary basis, participate in any State operated or sponsored program which would otherwise be available to such school,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-552.   New school notice requirements; termination
    (a) Any new school to which this Part relates shall send to a duly authorized representative of the State of North Carolina a notice...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-553.   Duly authorized representative
    The duly authorized representative of the State of North Carolina to whom reports of commencing operation and termination shall be made and who may...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-554.   Requirements exclusive
    No school, operated by any church or other organized religious group or body as part of its religious ministry, which complies with the requirements...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-555.   Qualification of nonpublic schools
    The provisions of this Part shall apply to any nonpublic school which has one or more of the following characteristics: (1) It is accredited...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-556.   Attendance; health and safety regulations
    Each qualified nonpublic school shall make, and maintain annual attendance and disease immunization records for each pupil enrolled and regularly attending classes. Attendance by...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-557.   Standardized testing requirements
    Each qualified nonpublic school shall administer, at least once in each school year, a nationally standardized test or other nationally standardized equivalent measurement selected...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-558.   High school competency testing
    To assure that all high school graduates possess those minimum skills and that knowledge thought necessary to function in society, each qualified nonpublic school...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-559.   Voluntary participation in the State programs
    Any such school may, on a voluntary basis, participate in any State operated or sponsored program which would otherwise be available to such school,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-560.   New school notice requirements; termination
    (a) Any new school to which this Part relates shall send to a duly authorized representative of the State of North Carolina a notice...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-561.   Duly authorized representative
    The duly authorized representative of the State of North Carolina to whom reports of commencing operation and termination shall be made and who may...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-562.   Requirements exclusive
    No qualifying nonpublic school, which complies with the requirements of this Part, shall be subject to any other provision of law relating to education...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-562.1.   (For applicability, see Editor's note) Definitions
    The following definitions apply in this Part: (1) Authority. - The State Education Assistance Authority. (2) Division. - The Division of Nonpublic Education, Department...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-562.2.   (For applicability, see Editor's note) Scholarship grants
    (a) The Authority shall make available no later than February 1 annually applications to eligible students for the award of scholarship grants to attend...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-562.3.   (For applicability, see Editor's note) Verification of eligibility
    (a) The Authority may seek verification of information on any application for scholarship grants from eligible students. The Authority shall select and verify a...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-562.4.   (For applicability, see Editor's note) Identification of nonpublic schools and distribution of scholarship grant information
    (a) The Division shall provide annually by February 1 to the Authority a list of all nonpublic schools operating in the State that meet...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-562.5.   (For applicability, see Editor's note) Obligations of nonpublic schools accepting eligible students receiving scholarship grants
    (a) A nonpublic school that accepts eligible students receiving scholarship grants shall comply with the following: (1) Provide to the Authority documentation for required...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-562.6.   (For applicability, see Editor's note) Scholarship endorsement
    The Authority shall remit, at least two times each school year, scholarship grant funds awarded to eligible students to the nonpublic school for endorsement...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-562.7.   (For applicability, see Editor's note) Authority reporting requirements
    (a) The Authority shall report to the Department of Public Instruction annually, no later than September 1, the number and names of students who...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-563.   Definitions
    As used in this Part or Parts 1 and 2 of this Article: (a) "Home school" means a nonpublic school consisting of the children...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-564.   Qualifications and requirements
    A home school shall make the election to operate under the qualifications of either Part 1 or Part 2 of this Article and shall...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-565.   Requirements exclusive
    No school which complies with this Part shall be subject to any other provision of law relating to education except requirements of law respecting...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-566.   Driving eligibility certificates; requirements
    (a) The Secretary of Administration, upon consideration of the advice of the Division of Nonpublic Education in the Department of Administration and representatives of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-566.1.   Disclosure of student data and records by nonpublic schools
    A nonpublic school that discloses personally identifiable information in student data or records according to the terms of a written agreement with a State...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 115C-567.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 40 - Propriety Schools.

Last modified: March 23, 2014