SCHOOL CALENDAR FLEXIBILITY/TRANSYLVANIA CO.

View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
House Bill 251 (Local) Filed Monday, March 16, 2015
AN ACT TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL FLEXIBILITY TO THE TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION IN ADOPTING THE SCHOOL CALENDARS.
Intro. by Whitmire.

Status: Ref To Com On Education - K-12 (House Action) (Mar 17 2015)

Bill History:

H 251

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Mar 16 2015 - More information

    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) to require that, except for year-round schools, local boards of education must set the school opening date for students to be no earlier than August 10 (was, no earlier than the Monday closest to August 26). Also requires that first-semester examinations be given before winter break. 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.

    Deletes all other provisions of subsection (d), including the requirement that the school closing date for students be no later than the Friday closest to June 11. 

    Limits application of this act to the Transylvania County school administrative unit, beginning with the 2015-16 school year.

     

     


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