Senate Education/Public Instruction will take up HB 12 Students Ineligible for Special Education/Protection and HB 15 Textbooks and Assignments on Short-Term Suspension. Both of these bills are supported by The Arc of North Carolina.
HB 12 Students Ineligible for Special Education/Protection protects unidentified, eligible students with disabilities from long-term suspensions when schools fail to identify them and their performance and behavior clearly established the need for such services.
HB 15 Textbooks and Assignments on Short-Term Suspension will permit students with disabilities to take home their textbooks while they are on short term suspension.
This committee meeting will take place at 10:00am in room 544 LOB.
Senate Health Care will be taking up SB 1892 Austism Committee Recommendations. The Arc of North Carolina also supports this legislation. SB 1892 includes three sections. The first would remove the age restrictions on the state's Silver Alert system. This would permit parents with autistic children and children with cognitive disabilities to access a state wide alert system if their child goes missing.
This committee meeting will take place at 11:00 am in room 544 LOB.