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The 1969 North Carolina General Assembly produced a large volume of legislation in relation to public schools. Bills ratified into law concerned textbooks and instructional materials, student teachers, and the development of public kindergartens.
This article reviews recent judicial decisions dealing with the financing of public education in light of two US Supreme Court cases, and the education of mentally handicapped children, metropolitan desegregation, and student fees for education.
North Carolina law requires school and health workers to cooperate in attending to children’s health and learning needs. There are state statutes on school health, health education, immunization, ability to participate in activities, communicable disease, and child abuse and neglect.
In assessing school health problems, it is the privacy issues that seem most difficult ethically as well as legally. Such issues involve stigmatizing conditions, confidentiality, obligations of school employees, counseling and record keeping.
Two proposal before the United States Congress that would provide federal grants to the states for the construction of new schools houses. With these proposals come many questions from the states such as: are these incentives a means to force integration, and will the state lose policy control over its schools at the state and local level if using these grants.