Representative William Brisson submitted a newsletter addressing several areas of concern for Bladen and surrounding areas.
Last week, The North Carolina House of Representatives approved House Bill 90 NC Truth in Education with a bipartisan vote of 104-12. This bill reallocates nearly $58 million to local school districts in Eastern North Carolina located along the path of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The controversial $58 million fund was negotiated by Governor Roy Cooper with energy companies building the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. House Bill 90 takes this questionable “slush fund” and reallocates it to education, following precedent set by previous State Supreme Court cases concerning similar “slush funds.”
This legislation phases in smaller class sizes and lower student-to-teacher ratios in kindergarten through third grade classrooms, and provides millions of additional state dollars to fund special subject area teachers and eliminate the state’s Pre-K waiting list, adding close to 3,000 slots for low income children to the program. School systems across the state will continue to receive about $70 million annually to cover the additional K-3 teachers needed to meet the class size requirements. But schools will only be required to gradually lower their student-to-teacher ratios until the 2021-2022 school year, as follows: Read the full newsletter: Rep Brisson Newsletter for February