Bill Summary for S 279 (2019-2020)

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Mar 14 2019

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
Senate Bill 279 (Local) Filed Thursday, March 14, 2019
AN ACT TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL FLEXIBILITY FOR A THREE-YEAR PERIOD TO CERTAIN LOCAL BOARDS OF EDUCATION IN ADOPTING THE SCHOOL CALENDAR.
Intro. by D. Davis.

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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. Authorizes the Greene County and Pitt County Boards of Education to determine the opening and closing dates of their public schools within the requirements of GS 115C-84.2(a)(1). Further authorizes the Board to depart from the requirements of GS 115C-84.2(d) after receiving community and parent input at a public hearing, and to select the opening and closing dates after an additional public hearing. Applies for the 2019-20, 2020-21, and 2021-22 school years. 

Directs the Boards to report to the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) on the act's implementation, including effects on student achievement and recommendations regarding school calendar flexibility. Requires DPI to evaluate the reports and provide an aggregated report to the specified NCGA committee by November 15, 2022. 

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