January Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee (JLEOC): Potential Topics

  • State Sales and Use Tax Refund: $46.3 million members supportive
  • Teacher/Principal Mentors: Fund all state and local mentors for teachers, new funding for principal mentors
  • ABC Bonuses-Study
  • Retired Teachers Return to Work Extend Sunset (October 2009)
  • Childhood Obesity/PE more pilots and child nutrition funding
  • NC WISE: Probably nothing to do except since they are done you can cut back on their $20 million plus in Annual funding, which you could then access for your other projects on this list.
  • Graduation Rate/Dropout Rate: Hold Future Funding until you get report on first set of grants.
— Note: This above is a short list, derived from the whole group of topics reviewed by the JLEOC.

DECEMBER JLEOC AGENDA 

Collaborative Project Update 

  • John Dornan, President/Executive Director, Public School Forum of NC
  • Dr. Jean Murphy, Director, Collaborative Project
  • Dr. Tony Cozart, Principal, South Warren Elementary School, Warren County Public Schools
  • Jennifer Carter, Teacher/NBPTS Coach, South Elementary School, Caswell County Public Schools
  • Dr. Pat McNeill, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, Greene County Public Schools 

ABC Bonuses 

  • Kristopher Nordstrom, Fiscal Analyst, Fiscal Research Division, NC General Assembly 

Tuition Forgiveness/Social Workers 

  • Jack Richman, Ph.D., MSW, Dean UNC-CH School of Social Work
  • Anna Scheyett, Ph.D., MSW, Associate dean UNC-CH School of Social Work 

Learn and Earn 

  • Ann McArthur, Education Advisor to Governor Mike Easley
  • James Blackwell, Learn and Earn Graduate  June 2008, President, Learn and Earn Ambassadors
  • Jessica Lellie, Ambassador, Iredell-Statesville
  • Dr. Terry Holliday, Superintendent, Iredell-Statesville Public Schools
  • Daniel Corral, Ambassador, Montgomery County
  • Dr. Donna Cox Peters, Superintendent, Montgomery County Schools
  • Cynthia Marshall, President, AT&T North Carolina 

One North Carolina Small Business Fund 

  • Dr. John Hardin, Acting Executive Director, NC Board of Science and Technology, NC Department of Commerce 

Taskforce on Preventing Childhood Obesity 

  • Howard Lee, Chairman, State Board of Education Co-Chair, Taskforce on Preventing Childhood Obesity 

Child Obesity Pilot Programs 

  • Paula Collins, Sr. Policy Advisor, Healthy Responsible Students,NC State Board of Education 

K-12 Physical Education in the Public Schools 

  • Paula Collins, Sr. Policy Advisor, Healthy Responsible Students, NC State Board of Education

Exceptional Children Update 

  • Mary Watson, Director, Division of Exceptional Children, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
  • Dan Krumanocker, Principal, Pine Forest Middle School, Cumberland County Schools
  • Jean Christie, Exceptional Children Case Manager, Pine Forest Middle School, Cumberland County Schools 

Testing and Accountability Update 

  • Dr. Rebecca Garland, Chief Academic Officer, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction 
  • Dr. Lou Fabrizio, Director, Accountability Services, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction 
  • Angela Quick, Deputy Chief Academic Officer, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction 

Principal Certification 

  • Dr. Jesse Dingle, Director, Talent Development and Management, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction 
  • Dr. Kathy Sullivan, Senior Policy Advisor, North Carolina State Board of Education 

Principal and Teacher Evaluation Instruments 

  • Carolyn McKinney, Executive Director, North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards Commission 
  • Dr. Steven Greene, Director, Office of Professional Development, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction 
  • Mr. Jack Hoke, Superintendent, Alexander County Schools 
  • Mrs. Cindi Rigsbee, 2008-2009 North Carolina Teacher of the Year 

Program Updates 

Communities In Schools of North Carolina 

  • Linda Harrill, President/CEO 

Visiting International Faculty Program 

  • David B. Young, CEO 

Teacher Shortage Update 

  • J.B. Buxton, Deputy State Superintendent, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction 
  • Dr. Delores Parker, Senior Vice President/Chief Academic Officer, North Carolina Community College System 
  • Dr. Hope Williams, President, North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities 
  • Dr. Alan Mabe, Vice President for Academic Planning, UNC General Administration 
  • Alisa Chapman, Associate Vice President for University School Programs, UNC General Administration 

Teacher Entry and Persistence Research Model 

  • Dr. Alan Mabe, Vice President for Academic Planning, UNC General Administration 
  • Alisa Chapman, Associate Vice President for University School Programs, UNC General Administration 
  • Matt McBee, Researcher, UNC General Administration 

Retired Teachers Return to Work Update 

  • Michael Williamson, Director, NC Retirement Systems, NC Department of State Treasurer 
  • Philip Price, Associate State Superintendent, Financial and Business Services, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction 

High School Athletic Injuries 

  • Al Proctor
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