HB 749 – Healthy Students – School Psychs/COVID-19

HB 749 – Healthy Students – School Psychs/COVID-19

Primary House Sponsors: Rep. Cynthia Ball (D-Wake); Rep. Donny Lambeth (R-Forsyth); Rep. Kristin Baker, MD (R-Cabarrus); Rep. Raymond Smith, Jr. (D-Sampson, Wayne)

 

Summary

This bill:

  • Provides school psychologists with an additional $10K per year in addition to the salary provided in accordance with the “A” Teachers Salary Schedule for the 2021-2022 fiscal year.
  • Provides school psychologists who have NCSP certification with a salary supplement each month of 12% of their monthly salary.
  • Appropriates $14,000,664 in recurring funds to the Department of Public Instruction for the 2021-2022 fiscal year to provide compensation increases for school psychologists.
  • Requires the State Board of Education to establish the Psychologists Recruitment and Retention Program to recruit high-quality school psychologists to identified public school units and retain high-quality school psychologists in identified public school units by providing signing and retention bonuses to select school psychologists.
  • Appropriates $650K in recurring funds to the Department of Public Instruction for the 2021-2022 fiscal year to establish and implement the Psychologists Recruitment and Retention Program.
  • Appropriates $4,526,550 in recurring funds to the Department of Public Instruction for the 2021-2022 fiscal year to provide certain specified monthly stipends to up to 100 school psychology interns.

 

Movement

Filed – 4/29/2021

 
 

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