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NEWS RELEASES 1999-00

NEWS RELEASES 1999-00 :: JUNE 20, 2000

PUBLIC HEARINGS SCHEDULED TO RECEIVE COMMENT ON POLICY CHANGES

The State Board of Education is proposing to make several policy changes as outlined below. A public hearing has been scheduled for Friday, June 30, to receive comments on the following rule changes to the North Carolina Administrative Code:

16 NCAC 6G .0310 Repeal Annual Performance Standards Grades 9-12

16 NCAC 6G .0305 Rewrite to combine all performance standards in a single rule. The rewrite also moves high schools to a prediction formula.

A second hearing has been scheduled for Monday, July 31, beginning at 9:30 a.m. to receive comments on the following rule changes to the North Carolina Administrative Code:

16 NCAC 6D .0503 State Graduation Requirements. This rule is being republished to include a change to the college/university prep course of study. The Board asked that the requirements for this course of study be consistent with the University System's admission requirements. This means that entering 9th graders for fall 2000 will be required to pass two credits in the same second language. In addition, a fourth course of study, Occupational, has been added and is presented for public comment

Both hearings are scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. in Room 224, Education Building, 301 N. Wilmington Street, Raleigh. Comments may also be e-mailed to the attention of Harry Wilson at hwilson@dpi.state.nc.us, faxed to 919.807.3406, or mailed to: Department of Public Instruction, 301 N. Wilmington Street, Raleigh, NC 27601-2825.

For more information, contact Harry Wilson, Department of Public Instruction, 919.807.3406.

About the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction:
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction provides leadership to 115 local public school districts and 107 charter schools serving over 1.5 million students in kindergarten through high school graduation. The agency is responsible for all aspects of the state's public school system and works under the direction of the North Carolina State Board of Education.


For more information:
NCDPI Communications and Information, 919.807.3450.