Government Relations Update

September 2, 2020

Welcome Back!

We hope your school year is running as smoothly as possible and that you are taking care of yourself first and foremost. Know that our Government Relations team is continuing to advocate on your behalf with our elected leaders. We will resume our regular updates beginning today. Regular updates will be posted on our website under the Government Relations page and via our social media outlets.


For questions, email us at governmentrelations@ncschoolcounselor.org

NC General Assembly Returns

The NC House of Representatives and NC Senators both convened special sessions today (Sept. 2nd, 2020) to only consider:


  1. Bills that (i) appropriate federal funds received in response to the COVID-19 pandemic or associated matching State funds, (ii) are in accordance with federal law, regulations, and published guidance in effect on that date, and (iii) contain no other matters.
  2. Bills that (i) provide for action on appointments by the General Assembly pursuant to G.S. 120-121 or provide for the selection, election, appointment, or confirmation, including the filling of vacancies, by one or both houses as required by law and (ii) contain no other matters.
  3. Bills that (i) provide for action on gubernatorial nominations or appointments and (ii) contain no other matters.


DPI and the State Board of Education recently requested additional funding to help support our schools this year. Click Here to see their COVID-19 Priorities for the 20-21 Academic School Year presentation.

Coming Soon!

The Government Relations Committee will be finalizing our updated legislative priorities over the next few weeks. Stay tuned for additional updates.

Visit the links below for more info!