Bill Summary for S 595 (2013-2014)

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Apr 2 2013

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View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
Senate Bill 595 (Public) Filed Tuesday, April 2, 2013
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE CALENDARS FOR THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY COLLEGES.
Intro. by Apodaca.

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Amends GS 115C-84.2regarding the opening and closing dates for public schools. Sets the opening date for students to be no earlier than the first Tuesday following Labor Day and the closing date for students to be no later than the last Friday before Memorial Day. Provides that these opening and closing deadlines do not apply to year-round schools.

Requires that first semester coursework conclude and final exams for the first semester coursework be given before the students' winter break. Deletes provisions regarding waivers of calendar requirements to accommodate anticipated make-up days due to school closings. Deletes provisions regarding exemption from the required opening and closing dates for schools operating under a modified calendar.

Amends GS 115D-20 to require that the calendar devised by the trustees for each of the state's community colleges is to provide that all first semester coursework conclude and final exams be given before the students' winter break.

Effective when the act becomes law and applies beginning with the 2013-14 school year.

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