Government Relations Update
2022 Short Session
If no new budget is passed, we will continue to see funding from the long session budget for the remainder of this biennium.
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Reminder to Join our Advocacy Efforts
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Participate in our Voter Voice Campaign to inform and educate our legislators on the role of the school counselor in North Carolina now through June 30th. To start, simply click the link below to take action during these final days of the 2022 NC General Assembly Short Session.
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Advocating for NC School Counselors
We then proceeded to visit with Rep. Elmore who is employed as an elementary art teacher in Wilkes County. Rep. Elmore truly understands the role and importance of school counselors and is a fierce advocate for our profession. Rep. Elmore was instrumental in the long session budget negotiations which provided school counselors with an additional $1,000 per year in our salary.
Next, we found a comfortable spot to plan and discuss future strategy because most legislators were unavailable for a few hours due to their party caucus meetings.
Before lunch, we were able to meet with Representatives Rachel Hunt & Terence Everitt who are both friends of school counselors and public education.
After lunch, we made our way to the office of the House Democratic Leader, Rep. Reives. After waiting for about 30 minutes, Rep. Reives was still in caucus so we decided to wait outside the House Chamber to catch him before the General Session.
While in transition, we had the good fortune to speak briefly with House Speaker, Rep. Moore.
After catching up with Rep. Reives, our day came to a close.
With each legislator, we discussed the role and importance of school counselors and how we impact student success for all students. We also left a handout (pictured below) highlighting NC School Counselors. The legislators were quite receptive and overall, it was a fantastic day!
Our long session Legislative Day is tentatively scheduled for February 8th, 2023. More details will be shared in the Fall of 2022.
Representative Rachel Hunt
District 103 - Mecklenburg
Representative Terence Everitt
District 35 - Wake
Representative John A. Torbett
District 108 - Gaston
Representative Jeffrey Elmore
District 94 - Alexander, Wilkes
Representative Robert T. Reives, II
House Democratic Leader
District 54 - Chatham, Durham
Representative Tim Moore
District 111 - Cleveland
Links of Interest
Education News for North Carolina
Legislative Info & Acronyms
Biennium- A two-year term of legislative activity
Public Bill- Legislation enacted into law that applies to the public at large
Local Bill- Legislation put into law that has limited application (How many counties)- Local bills do not have to be signed by the governor
Sponsor- The legislator who presents a bill or resolution for consideration
Resolution- A document that expresses the sentiment or intent of the legislature or a chamber. Resolutions, when finalized, go to the Secretary of State
DPI = NC Department of Public Instruction
LEA = Local Education Agency
NCGA = North Carolina General Assembly
LB/LOB = Legislative Building/Legislative Office Building
SBE = North Carolina State Board of Education
SISP = Specialized Instructional Support Personnel
HB/SB = House Bill/Senate Bill
JR = Joint Resolution
SL = Session Law
GS = General Statute
PCS = Proposed Committee Substitute