115C-105.55. Establish Task Force for Safer Schools.

(a) Task Force Established. - There is hereby created the Task Force for Safer Schools within the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

(b) Membership. - The Task Force shall consist of 25 members. The composition of the Task Force shall include all of the following:

(1) The Secretary of the Department of Public Safety or the Secretary's designee.

(2) The Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services or the Secretary's designee.

(3) A member of the State Board of Education appointed by the Governor.

(4) Two local school board members appointed by the Chair of the State Board of Education.

(5) A representative from the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Management, appointed by the Secretary of the Department of Public Safety.

(6) A representative from the North Carolina Justice Academy appointed by the Attorney General.

(7) A member of the Governor's Crime Commission appointed by the Governor.

(8) Two local law enforcement officers appointed by the Governor.

(9) Two public school administrators appointed by the Chair of the State Board of Education.

(10) A public school teacher appointed by the Chair of the State Board of Education.

(11) A public school psychologist appointed by the Governor.

(12) A public school resource officer appointed by the Governor.

(13) Two high school students currently enrolled at public high schools appointed by the Governor.

(14) A parent of a currently enrolled public school student appointed by the Governor.

(15) A juvenile justice professional appointed by the Governor.

(16) A North Carolina licensed social worker appointed by the Governor.

(17) A North Carolina licensed school counselor appointed by the Governor.

(18) An expert in gang intervention and prevention in schools appointed by the Governor.

(19) Three at-large members appointed by the Governor.

(c) Appointment of Chair and Vice-Chair. - The Governor shall appoint a Chair and Vice-Chair from among the membership of the Task Force. The Chair and Vice-Chair shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor.

(d) Terms; Vacancies. - Effective December 1, 2016, all members shall be appointed for a term of four years. Members may be reappointed to successive terms. Any appointment to fill a vacancy on the Task Force created by the resignation, dismissal, death, disability, or disqualification of a member shall be for the balance of the unexpired term.

(e) Removal. - The Governor shall have the authority to remove any member of the Task Force for misfeasance, malfeasance, or nonfeasance, pursuant to the provisions of G.S. 143B-13.

(f) Per Diem, Etc. - Members of the Task Force may receive necessary per diem, subsistence, and travel allowances in accordance with G.S. 120-3.1, 138-5, or 138-6, as appropriate. (2016-126, 4th Ex. Sess., s. 41.1(b).)