Bill Summary for H 116 (2021-2022)

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Feb 17 2021

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House Bill 116 (Local) Filed Wednesday, February 17, 2021
AN ACT TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL FLEXIBILITY TO CERTAIN BOARDS OF EDUCATION IN ADOPTING SCHOOL CALENDARS.
Intro. by McNeill, Hurley.

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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 Randolph County Schools and Asheboro City Schools to open as early as August 1 (currently, no earlier than the Monday closest to August 26), excluding year-round schools. Requires first semester exams to be given before winter break. Deletes the provisions of subsection (d) concerning waiver of the requirements upon a showing of good cause. Authorizes the local board to schedule opening and closing dates for any school in the unit to coincide with the opening and closing dates of a community college servicing the city or county in which the unit is located. Makes conforming and technical changes.

Applies beginning with the 2021-22 school year.

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