North Carolina Statutes

Chapter 115C Elementary and Secondary Education

Article 1 - Definitions and Preliminary Provisions.

  • § 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, in...
  • § 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 Procedure...
  • § 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 in...
  • § 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 143...
  • § 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 as...
  • § 115C-6 through 115C-9   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 2 - State Board of Education.

Article 3 - Department of Public Instruction.

Article 4 - Office of the Controller.

Article 5 - Local Boards of Education.

  • § 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 terms...
  • § 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 conferred...
  • § 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 in 1970...
  • § 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 be...
  • § 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 of...
  • § 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    (a) Repealed by Session Laws 2007‑498, s. 1, effective August 30, 2007.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 interim...
  • § 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 Board...
  • § 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 swearing...
  • § 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 for...
  • § 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 provide...
  • § 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, preservation,...
  • § 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 witnesses. Subpoenas...
  • § 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 conveyance...
  • § 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 an...
  • § 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 education...
  • § 115C-49   Repealed by Session Laws 1995, c. 501, s. 1
  • § 115C-50   Training of board members
    All members of local boards of education shall receive a minimum of 12 clock hours of training annually. The training shall include but not be...
  • § 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 board...
  • § 115C-52   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • § 115C-53   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 6 - Advisory Councils.

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

Article 7 - Organization of Schools.

Article 8 - General Education.

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

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

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

Article 9 - Education of Children With Disabilities.

Article 9A - Children with Chemical Dependency.

Article 9B - Academically or Intellectually Gifted Students.

  • § 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 or...
  • § 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). These...
  • § 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 each...
  • § 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 a...

Article 10 - Vocational and Technical Education.

  • § 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 of...
  • § 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 in...
  • § 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 be...
  • § 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 vocational...
  • § 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 with...
  • § 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 in...
  • § 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 of...
  • § 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 and...
  • § 115C-156.1   Repealed by Session Laws 1993, c. 180, s. 3
  • § 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 Part...
  • § 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 responsibility...
  • § 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 and...
  • § 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 Part....
  • § 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 State...
  • § 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 next...
  • § 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 upon...
  • § 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 education...
  • § 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 advisory...
  • § 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 instructional...
  • § 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. (1977,...
  • § 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 and...
  • § 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 the...
  • § 115C-170 through 115C-174   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 10A - Testing.

Article 11 - High School Competency Testing.

Article 12 - Statewide Testing Program.

Article 13 - Community Schools Act.

  • § 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.)
  • § 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 this...
  • § 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, and...
  • § 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 in...
  • § 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 involvement...
  • § 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 may...
  • § 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 schools...
  • § 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 General...

Article 13A - State Advisory Council on Indian Education.

  • § 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". (1987...
  • § 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 and...
  • § 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 at...
  • § 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 by...
  • § 115C-210.4   Duties of the Council
    It shall be the duty of the Advisory Council: (1) To advise the State Board of Education on ways to meet more effectively the educational...
  • § 115C-211 through 115C-214   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 14 - Driver Education.

Article 15 - North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics.

Article 16 - Optional Programs.

Article 17 - Supporting Services.

Article 18 - Superintendents.

Article 19 - Principals and Supervisors.

Article 19A - Standards Board for Public School Administration.

Article 20 - Teachers.

Article 21 - Other Employees.

  • § 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 school administrative...
  • § 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 have...
  • § 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 any...
  • § 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 imposes...
  • § 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 funded...

Article 21A - Privacy of Employee Personnel Records.

Article 22 - General Regulations.

Article 23 - Employment Benefits.

  • § 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 promulgated...
  • § 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 employee...
  • § 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 the State...
  • § 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 employee,...
  • § 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.)
  • § 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 other...
  • § 115C-341   Annuity contracts
    Notwithstanding the provisions of this Chapter for the adoption of State and local salary schedules for the pay of teachers, principals, superintendents, and other school...
  • § 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 to...
  • § 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 other...
  • § 115C-343   Payroll savings plan for purchase of United States bonds
    (a) The State Board of Education may authorize any local school administrative school unit within the State to establish a voluntary payroll deduction plan for...
  • § 115C-344 through 115C-348   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 24 - Interstate Agreement on Qualifications of Educational Personnel.

  • § 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 educational...
  • § 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 to...
  • § 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 other...
  • § 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 approval...
  • § 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 agreement....
  • § 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 to...
  • § 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 interchange...
  • § 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 enactment...
  • § 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 phrase,...
  • § 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 Instruction....
  • § 115C-359 through 115C-361   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 24A - Certified Personnel Evaluation Pilot Program.

Article 24B - Career Development Pilot Program.

Article 24C - Teacher Enhancement Program

Article 24D - Lead Teacher Pilot Program.

Article 25 - Admission and Assignment of Students.

Article 25A - Special Medical Needs of Students.

Article 26 - Attendance.

  • § 115C-378   Children required to attend
    Every parent, guardian or other person in this State having charge or control of a child between the ages of seven and 16 years shall...
  • § 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 the...
  • § 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 Class...
  • § 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 necessary...
  • § 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 school...
  • § 115C-383   Attendance of deaf and blind children
    (a) Deaf Children and Blind Children to Attend School; Age Limits; Minimum Attendance. Every deaf child and every blind child between the ages of six...
  • § 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. 115C‑47(6). (b)...
  • § 115C-385 through 115C-389   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 27 - Discipline.

Article 27A - Management and Placement of Disruptive Students.

Article 28 - Student Liability.

  • § 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. 115C‑523,...
  • § 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, s.

Article 29 - Protective Provisions and Maintenance of Student Records.

Article 29A - Policy Prohibiting Use of Tobacco Products.

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

Article 31 - The School Budget and Fiscal Control Act.

  • § 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.)
  • § 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: (1)...
  • § 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 and...
  • § 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 resolution...
  • § 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 for...
  • § 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 with...
  • § 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 education...
  • § 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 education....
  • § 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 his...
  • § 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 education...
  • § 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 of...
  • § 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, or...
  • § 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 in...
  • § 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 its...
  • § 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 purpose...
  • § 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 by...
  • § 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 with...
  • § 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 behalf...
  • § 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 as...
  • § 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 and...
  • § 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, equities, revenues,...
  • § 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 to...
  • § 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 includes an...
  • § 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 under...
  • § 115C-442   Fidelity bonds
    (a) (Effective until July 1, 2008) The finance officer shall give a true accounting and faithful performance bond with sufficient sureties in an amount to...
  • § 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 officer...
  • § 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 associations,...
  • § 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 an...
  • § 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 such...
  • § 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 close...
  • § 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 shall...
  • § 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 used...
  • § 115C-450   School food services
    School food services shall be included in the budget of each local school administrative unit and the State Board of Education shall provide for school...
  • § 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 with...
  • § 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 remitted...
  • § 115C-453 through 115C-457   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 31A - Civil Penalty and Forfeiture Fund.

  • § 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, and...
  • § 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 is...
  • § 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 made...

Article 32 - Loans from State Literary Fund.

Article 32A - Scholarship Loan Fund for Prospective Teachers.

Article 32B - Computer Loan Revolving Fund.

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

Article 33 - Assumption of School District Indebtedness by Counties.

Article 34 - Refunding and Funding Bonds of School Districts.

Article 34A - Critical School Facility Needs Fund.

Article 34B - Qualified Zone Academy Bonds.

  • § 115C-489.5   Qualified zone academy bonds; findings
    The General Assembly finds: (1) Section 226 of the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997, as codified at 26 U.S.C. 1397E, provides funds for school improvements...
  • § 115C-489.6   Administration; consultation; issuance of bonds
    (a) State Board of Education to Administer Program. The State Board of Education is designated the State education agency responsible for administering the qualified zone...

Article 35 - Voluntary Endowment Fund for Public Schools.

Article 35A - College Scholarships.

  • § 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 equivalent of...
  • § 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 institution...
  • § 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 postsecondary...
  • § 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 provisions...

Article 36 - Voted Tax Supplements for School Purposes.

Article 37 - School Sites and Property.

Article 38 - State Insurance of Public School Property.

Article 38A - Public School Building Capital Fund.

Article 39 - Nonpublic Schools.

  • § 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 education...
  • § 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 regularly...
  • § 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 nationally...
  • § 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 or...
  • § 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, including...
  • § 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 of...
  • § 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 inspect...
  • § 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 of...
  • § 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 by...
  • § 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 a...
  • § 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 by...
  • § 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 shall...
  • § 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, including...
  • § 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 of...
  • § 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 inspect...
  • § 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 except...
  • § 115C-563   Definitions
    As used in this Part or Parts 1 and 2 of this section [Article]: (a) "Home school" means a nonpublic school in which one or...
  • § 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 meet...
  • § 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 immunization....
  • § 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 nonpublic...
  • § 115C-567   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 40 - Propriety Schools.