Bill Summary for H 207 (2019-2020)

Summary date: 

Feb 26 2019

Bill Information:

View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
House Bill 207 (Local) Filed Tuesday, February 26, 2019
AN ACT TO PROVIDE SCHOOL CALENDAR FLEXIBILITY TO CERTAIN COUNTIES FOR EXTRAORDINARY CONDITIONS.
Intro. by Dobson, Russell.

View: All Summaries for BillTracking:

Bill summary

Includes whereas clauses.

Under current law, GS 115C-84.2(d) sets the parameters within which local boards of education must determine the opening and closing dates of public schools under subdivision (a)(1) of this statute. Amends GS 115C-84.2(d) to provide the Ashe County Schools, Avery County Schools, Mitchell County Schools, and Watauga County Schools  with additional flexibility in adopting their school calendars. Provides that on a showing of good cause, the opening date requirement may be waived and local boards of education may be allowed to set an earlier opening date, as follows: (1) if schools have been closed eight days per year during any four of the last 10 years, the opening date must be no earlier than the Monday closest to August 19; (2) if schools have been closed 13 days per year during any four of the last 10 years, the opening date must be no earlier than the Monday closest to August 12; and (3) if schools have been closed 17 days per year during any of the four of the last 10 years, the opening date must be no earlier than the Monday closest to August 7. Makes conforming changes. Applies beginning with the 2019-20 school year.

© 2021 School of Government The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

This work is copyrighted and subject to "fair use" as permitted by federal copyright law. No portion of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without the express written permission of the publisher. Distribution by third parties is prohibited. Prohibited distribution includes, but is not limited to, posting, e-mailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, installing on intranets or servers, and redistributing via a computer network or in printed form. Unauthorized use or reproduction may result in legal action against the unauthorized user.

Printer-friendly: Click to view