North Carolina General Statute 115C-105.41
requires schools to identify students who are at risk of academic failure. A personal education plan for academic improvement, including focused intervention, must be developed for these students. This individualized intervention is particularly effective at improving achievement for new English-language learners, low-income students, and students with disabilities.
The problem is that in most North Carolina schools, personal education plans are not being adequately or equitably implemented. To address this problem, Rep. Trisha Cotham, D-Mecklenburg, recently introduced a bill that attempts to close gaping loopholes in the original statute.
House Bill 804
will make important clarifications and changes to North Carolina's Personal Education Plan statute. To support pro-parent, pro-student reforms, click here to take action