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In existence since 1976, the North Carolina Principals and Assistant Principals’ Association is the preeminent organization and state voice for principals, assistant principals and aspiring school leaders. NCPAPA was established with the firm belief that strong positive administrative leadership is the determining factor in the quality of a child’s public education in North Carolina. Today, NCPAPA represents 5,000+ members from across the state.  NCPAPA works directly with North Carolina Association of School Administrators (NCASA) to provide non-partisan advocacy to promote strong public schools.  ​​As one voice, we aim to promote excellence in educational leadership for the State of North Carolina.

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Our 2022-2023 Legislative Priorities

  • Invest in the human capital pipeline including additional teachers, academic coaches and tutors, teacher assistants, and assistant principals for additional classroom support for instructional progress particularly addressing complications from the pandemic.

  • Invest in additional mental health and safety support personnel including counselors, SROS, nurses, school psychologists, and social workers to address the issues students face from the pandemic.

  • Significantly improve compensation, retirement and health benefits for teachers, instructional support personnel and non-certified/classified staff to alleviate staffing challenges.

  • Adopt a valid and equitable system for school performance & accountability based on multiple measures by 2023.

  • Continue to improve the pay plan for principals to align with the salary schedules of teachers and assistant principals, enhance compensation stability, and reflect career progression to make NC the top in the Southeast for principal pay.

  • Increase funding for school facility needs and technology and broadband expansion.

  • Refine school calendar law to give school districts flexibility to better address the instructional needs of students and better align with community colleges while maintaining the required minimum hours and days.

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