2015-17 Legislative Priorities

The PENC Board approved the 2015-2017 Legislative Priorities at its meeting on January 17, 2015. The Legislative Priorities are developed based upon feedback from PENC members’ responses to a biennial survey distributed in December. 

To review the Legislative Priorities, please click here.

NC School Calendar Flexibility

Our goal is to restore flexibility for school systems to create their own calendars in order to align with community colleges, schedule make-up days for inclement weather, craft calendars to account for summer learning loss, etc. Click here to learn more and participate now!

Stand Up for Public Schools

PENC has recently signed a resolution to support NCASA's campaign to build support and respect for public schools in North Carolina. It is NCASA’s goal to have every school and every district working together to build support and respect for public schools in North Carolina, telling their stories of success and engaging their communities in support and letting our legislators know that public schools matter. We encourage you to explore www.EveryChildsChanceNC.org, and to consider how this campaign might benefit your community, and to get involved.

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New Teacher Grants
Accepting Applications!

PENC is accepting applications for the summer deadline for New Teacher Grants. These grants are available to members in their first three years of practice who demonstrate a need for instructional supplies. PENC will award a total of sixteen $250 grants to be used for instructional materials that will have a direct impact on student learning. PENC encourages applicants to propose innovative ways to utilize instructional materials that actively engage students. Click here for more details and to apply.