The high school accreditation bill being sought for by school leaders in both Wake and Burke counties cleared the state House Education Committee today.
The bill would prohibit North Carolina-run universities, colleges and community colleges from using school accreditation to make admissions, scholarship and loan decisions unless applicants come from high schools accredited by a state agency. It also would require the state Board of Education to begin accrediting North Carolina public high schools at the request - and expense - of the school districts.
Apex Mayor Keith Weatherly, the legislative assistant to House Majority Leader Paul Stam, said the bill was approved on a voice vote. There were both ayes and nays.
The bill now moves to the House Appropriations Committee.