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  • Summary date: Apr 3 2023 - View Summary

    Creates new GS 115C-84.4, permitting the Superintendent of Public Instruction (Superintendent) or any person residing in a school district to bring an action for declaratory judgement against a local board of education for violating the school calendar requirements in GS 115C-84.2(d). 

    Requires the Superintendent to select 10 local school units to participate in a remote instruction flexibility pilot for the 2023-24 through 2027-28 school years, authorizing local boards of education to establish a calendar for high schools that uses up to five days or 30 hours of remote instruction to ensure final exams for the fall semester are administered prior to December 31. Requires the participating local boards of education to report annually on the high schools participating in the pilot, including the advantages and disadvantages of using the pilot program calendar. Requires the Superintendent to summarize and report the information gathered through the pilot program to the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee, beginning September 15, 2024, and ending September 15, 2028.