Bill Summary for H 34 (2019-2020)

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Feb 6 2019

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
House Bill 34 (Local) Filed Wednesday, February 6, 2019
AN ACT TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL FLEXIBILITY TO CERTAIN BOARDS OF EDUCATION IN ADOPTING SCHOOL CALENDARS.
Intro. by McNeill, Hurley.

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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 in GS 115C-84.2(d). 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. Deletes all other provisions of subsection (d), including the existing closing date requirement and those provisions concerning waiver upon a showing of good cause. Adds new requirement for first semester exams to be given before winter break.

Further amends GS 115C-84.2(d) to authorize local boards of education to align the calendar of schools in the local school administrative unit with the calendar of a community college serving the city or county in which the unit is located.

Applies only to Randolph County Schools and Asheboro City Schools. Applies beginning with the 2019-20 school year.

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