NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY
HOUSE BILL 904
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE CONTINUANCE OF THE NORTH CAROLINA ADVANCEMENT SCHOOL AND TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS FOR ITS OPERATION.
The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
Section 1. There is hereby appropriated to the State Board of Education the sum of five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000.00) for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1968, and the sum of five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000.00) for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1969, to be used for the operation of the North Carolina Advancement School at Winston-Salem.
Sec. 2. Chapter 115 of the General Statutes of North Carolina is hereby amended by adding a new subchapter at the end thereof to read as follows:
"SUBCHAPTER XII. EXPERIMENTATION AND RESEARCH.
"North Carolina Advancement School
"115-349. Continuation of North Carolina Advancement School by the State Board of Education. The State Board of Education shall have the responsibility of operating the North Carolina Advancement School at Winston-Salem as a continuing phase of and in conjunction with the public school system of North Carolina.
"115-350. Purpose of the North Carolina Advancement School. The purpose of the North Carolina Advancement School is to provide a facility wherein there shall be carried on experimentation and research into the causes of and remedies for under achievement in the public schools of North Carolina.
"115-351. Board of Governors. The State Board of Education shall appoint and maintain for the School a governing board to be known as 'The Board of Governors', which shall be composed of 10 citizens of the State, one of whom shall always be the Superintendent of the Forsyth County-Winston-Salem schools. Except for the Superintendent of the Forsyth County-Winston-Salem schools, the Board members shall serve for terms of not more than three consecutive years. The Board of Governors shall select from its membership annually a Chairman and Vice Chairman, and such Board shall meet at least four times each year upon the call of its Chairman. Members of the Board shall receive the same per diem and shall be reimbursed for their expenses in the same manner as other Boards and Commissions generally. The Director of the School shall serve as Secretary to the Board.
"115-352. Responsibilities of the Board of Governors. Subject to the general supervision of the State Board of Education, The Board of Governors shall have the responsibility for
"(a) Determining the policies which shall govern the administration and supervision of the school,
"(b) Observing and reviewing all phases of the School's operation, and
"(c) Reporting its findings and recommendations through the Superintendent of Public Instruction to the State Board of Education.
"115-353. State Board of Education to Appoint Director. The State Board of Education shall appoint a Director of the School who shall serve for such term, which may be indefinite, as the State Board shall determine.
"115-354. Responsibilities of the Director. In accordance with the policies of the Board of Governors, the Director shall have responsibility for
"(a) Administering and directing all the affairs of the School,
"(b) Recommending to the Board of Governors the number and types of positions required to staff the School,
"(c) Selecting and recommending to the Board of Governors all personnel, including consultants to be employed or assigned to the School,
"(d) The development and implementation of the curriculum of the School,
"(e) Developing procedures which will insure the continuous evaluation of all aspects of the School and its progress,
"(f) Recommending for approval of the Board of Governors any rental or lease agreements affecting the facility wherein the School is located,
"(g) Preparing and submitting to the State Board of Education through the Board of Governors the recommended budget for the operation of the School,
"(h) Developing procedures and techniques which will promote the articulation and coordination of the program of the School with that of the public schools throughout the State, and
"(i) Reporting periodically and systematically to the Board of Governors and the State Board of Education on the status of the School, and performing such other duties as the Board of Governors from time to time may find appropriate to his administrative position."
Sec. 3. All laws and clauses of laws in conflict with this Act are hereby repealed.
Sec. 4. This Act shall become effective July 1, 1967.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified, this the 30th day of June, 1967.