GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
Section 1. G.S. 115C-296 is amended by adding a new subsection to read:
"(a1) The State Board shall adopt policies that establish the minimum scores for the standard examinations and other measures necessary to assess the qualifications of professional personnel as required under subsection (a) of this section. For purposes of this subsection, the State Board shall not be subject to Article 2A of Chapter 150B of the General Statutes. At least 30 days prior to changing any policy adopted under this subsection, the State Board shall provide written notice to all North Carolina schools of education and to all local boards of education. The written notice shall include the proposed revised policy."
Section 2. Immediately upon adopting policies under this act, all administrative rules previously adopted by the State Board of Education regarding the minimum scores for the standard examinations for certification of professional personnel are repealed. The State Board of Education shall notify the Codifier of Rules when it adopts policies under this act. Upon receiving notification that a rule has been repealed under this act, the Codifier of Rules shall enter the repeal of the rule in the North Carolina Administrative Code.
Section 3. This act is effective when it becomes law.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified this the 31st day of July, 1997.
s/ Dennis A. Wicker
President of the Senate
s/ Harold J. Brubaker
Speaker of the House of Representatives
s/ James B. Hunt, Jr.
Approved 8:27 p.m. this 11th day of August, 1997