SCHOOL CALENDAR FLEXIBILITY/CERTAIN LEAS. (NEW)

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House Bill 92 (Local) Filed Tuesday, February 16, 2021
AN ACT TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL FLEXIBILITY TO CERTAIN SCHOOL SYSTEMS IN ADOPTING THE SCHOOL CALENDAR.
Intro. by Howard.

Status: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate (Senate action) (Apr 29 2021)

SOG comments (1):

Long title change

House committee substitute to the 1st edition changed the long title. Original title was AN ACT TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL FLEXIBILITY TO DAVIE COUNTY SCHOOLS IN ADOPTING THE SCHOOL CALENDAR.

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Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Apr 13 2021 - More information

    House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Expands the act's scope to also include Davidson County Schools, Iredell-Statesville School District, Lexington City Schools, Mooresville Graded School District and Thomasville City Schools in addition to the already listed Davie County Public Schools. Makes conforming changes to the act's titles. 


  • Summary date: Feb 16 2021 - More information

    Includes whereas clauses. Under current law, GS 115C-84.2(d) provides authority to local boards of education to determine the opening and closing dates for public schools under GS 115C-84.2(a)(1). However, the local boards must comply with specified parameters for the opening and closing dates of public schools as provided. Subsection (d) also provides criteria under which the State Board of Education may waive those requirements upon a showing of good cause by a local board of education. 

    Amends GS 115C-84.2(d) as the title indicates. Allows Davie County Schools to open as early as the Monday closest to August 10 (currently, no earlier than the Monday closest to August 26), excluding year-round schools. Deletes the provisions of subsection (d) concerning waiver of the requirements upon a showing of good cause. Adds new language to GS 115C-174.12 permitting assessments to be given before the conclusion of the fall semester for local boards that have implemented a school calendar that concludes the fall semester prior to December 31.

    Applies beginning with the 2021-22 school year.


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