By Derek McKissock
News Editor 

Henson's Bill Would Allow Schools To Begin Earlier – Brevard NC


February 13, 2017

Cody Henson

N.C. Rep. Cody Henson is a primary sponsor of a bill that would allow school districts to begin the school year earlier.

Henson, a Transylvania County resident who represents District 113, is a primary sponsor, along with three other state lawmakers, of House Bill (HB) 53.

If approved, the bill would move the earliest schools could begin, should they choose, from the Monday closest to Aug. 26 to Aug. 10.

"When speaking with local school board members and superintendents, they informed me that if schools could begin about two weeks sooner, first semester exams could be finished before stu...

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