Calendar Flexibility

Background:
According to the NC calendar law enacted in 2004, traditional public schools have to start on the Monday nearest August 26, and end on the Friday closest to June 11. This gives our traditional public schools a very tight window to fit in make up days. It also forces seniors to have exams after Winter Break, and partnerships with area community colleges and universities are difficult with variant schedules. While multiple bills have been filed and passed the House, as of yet none have made it to the Senate floor. The bill is mired in actions from the tourism industry who claim that having traditional schools out in August increases revenue from the state.

Grant All NC School Districts Flexibility in Determining their Own School Calendars

Current Bills

HB12 Alamance County

HB13 Catawba and Davie;

HB23 Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Macon

HB25 Moore County

HB26 Johnston

HB27 Duplin Onslow

HB33 Randolf

HB38 Sampson Wayne

S17 Anson, Moore, Richmond, Scotland