The Transylvania Times -

School Boards Should Set Calendars

 

March 7, 2019



Several bills have been introduced in the General Assembly that would let local school districts establish their own calendars. Elected officials have sponsored bills that would provide “calendar flexibility” just for districts they represent; House Bill 12 would exempt just the Alamance-Burlington school system. A few bills, however, call for allowing all school systems “calendar flexibility.”

Under pressure from the tourism industry, in 2004, the General Assembly passed a statewide law stating that public schools can start no earlier than the Monday closest to Aug. 26 and end no...



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