Waivers for school calendar start and end dates
|Policy Title||Waivers for school calendar start and end dates|
|Policy Category||School Calendar (CALN)|
|Previous Policy Dates||11/04/2004|
|Statutory Reference||GS 115C-84.2 (HB 1464, Sec. 1.5 (d), 2004)|
NORTH CAROLINA STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
Exceptions from the opening dates as per G.S. 115C-84.2 include:
(No Waiver Required)
- Year-Round schools,
- Schools designated as having a modified calendar for the 2003-04 school years or planned to have a modified calendar in 2003-04. This includes those schools that have been identified by the SBE as High Priority or Continually Low Performing, or
- Charter Schools (G.S. 115C-238.29F).
Note: Without the exceptions above, the opening date for school can be no earlier than the Monday closest to August 26th .
Waivers may only be requested for the opening date of the school calendar as defined in the law. Waivers cannot be requested for any other provision in the law, e.g., pay schedules, days in the month for salary purposes, or the number of school calendar days.
The LEA will choose the ten year period that determines their eligibility for a waiver.
The LEA must submit a waiver request by August 15 for State Board of Education approval or denial during their calendar development for the following school year.
The LEA may choose to submit a waiver by April 1 of the current year for State Board of Education approval or denial for the following school year.