NC House approves bill making dozens of changes

Jul. 25, 2014 @ 03:59 PM

The employees of for-profit education companies could sit on the boards of public charter schools under a Republican-backed bill given preliminary approval by the North Carolina House.

Lawmakers voted 30-to-39 Friday in favor of a 58-page technical corrections bill making dozens of changes to North Carolina laws, some receiving little scrutiny since its public release the prior day. The bill faces another procedural vote in the House before heading to the state Senate.

One measure prohibits the State Board of Education from restricting membership on boards of directors of publicly funded charter schools. The state currently bars employees of companies that provide services to charter schools from serving on the nonprofit boards that approve their contracts and payments. A provision eliminating the Child Fatality Task Force was stripped from the bill.