Legislative Goal: Grant All NC School Districts Flexibility in Determining their Own School Calendars
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.