HB 82 – Summer Learning Choice for NC Families

Primary House Sponsors: Rep. Tim Moore (R-Cleveland); Rep. Jeffrey Elmore (R-Alexander Wilkes) Rep. John Torbett (R-Gaston); Rep. Jeff Zenger (R-Forsyth)


This bill requires local school administrative units to provide a six-week school extension learning recovery program following the 2020-21 school year utilizing available funds, including federal Coronavirus relief funds.

Learning recovery programs must prioritize participants based on at-risk identification and must include the following components:

  • Minimum of 5 hours of instruction per day, 5 days per week for 6 weeks
  • Offer lunch service
  • Physical activity period each day
  • Grade level course offerings
  • Transportation service
  • Voluntary participation by at-risk students with participating K student exempt from retention for the 2021-22 school year
  • Opportunity for other students to participate if space permits
  • Outreach to increase participation

Teachers and school personnel serving in learning recovery programs will be employed by local boards of education as contracted temporary employees for the program’s duration.

This bill also directs the State Board of Education to require local school administrative units to implement new benchmark assessments in certain grades and core subject areas to assist teachers in more frequent student learning measurement.


Filed – 2/15/2021