Bill Summaries: H9 (2015-2016 Session)

  • Summary date: Jan 28 2015 - View summary

    Under current law, GS 115C-84.2(d) sets the parameters within which local boards of education must determine the opening and closing dates of public schools under subdivision (a)(1) of this statute. It also provides that the State Board of Education may grant a local school board’s request of a waiver of the statutory requirements for opening and closing dates upon a showing of good cause.

    Amends GS 115C-84.2(d) as the title indicates, authorizing the State Board of Education (SBE) to also waive the opening and closing dates’ requirement for a specific school or defined program for an “educational purpose.” Specifies the definition for an “educational purpose,” and requires that the SBE find that the educational purpose is reasonable, the accommodation is necessary to accomplish the educational purpose, and the waiver request is not an effort to bypass the opening and closing date parameters as set out in this statute.

    Applies beginning with the 2015-16 school year.