AN ACT TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL FLEXIBILITY TO HOKE COUNTY SCHOOLS IN ADOPTING THE SCHOOL CALENDAR.
Applies only to Hoke County Schools.
Amends GS 115C84.2 to delete the requirement that a school calendar includes a minimum of 185 days. Authorizes local school boards to adopt school improvements plans that include varying numbers of instructional hours in instructional days occurring in different semesters of the school year, and varying the number of days per instructional semester if hours of instruction remain equivalent between semesters. Directs that when local boards that adopt a school calendar of less than 185 days of instruction, teachers employed for a 10month term who work or use annual or sick leave for the designated instructional days are deemed to have been employed the equivalent of 185 days of instruction, and compensated as if they had worked those days, and that teachers employed at those schools receive equivalent annual and sick leave, workdays, holidays, salary, and longevity, as teachers who are employed for the same number of months, respectively.
Directs that the opening date for students shall be no earlier than August 10 (currently the Monday closest to August 26). Deletes the provision authorizing the State Board of Education to waive the requirement that an opening date for students be no earlier than the Monday closest to August 26 upon a showing of good cause. Makes conforming changes.
Amends GS 115174.12(a)(4) to authorize local boards of education that implement school calendars that conclude the fall semester prior to December 31 to administer assessments prior to the conclusion of that semester.
Applies beginning with the 201718 school year.
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