AN ACT TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL FLEXIBILITY TO THE CUMBERLAND COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION IN ADOPTING ITS SCHOOL CALENDAR.
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. Provides that, except for year-round schools, the opening date for students can be no earlier than August 1. Requires all first-semester exams to be given before winter break. Deletes provisions concerning the closing dates and waivers. Adds new language that provides that regardless of the required opening date under subsection (d), a local school board may choose to schedule the opening and closing dates for any school in the local administrative unit to align with the opening and closing dates of a community college that serves the city or county in which the school unit is located.
This act applies only to the Cumberland County school administrative unit, beginning with the 2015-16 school year.
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