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CMS seeks input on 2013-14 school calendar

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

In April 2012, the Board of Education adopted a 185-instructional day calendar for the 2013-14 school year that followed the law in effect at that time. 

In July 2012, the NC General Assembly amended the statute that governs school calendars. The new law, which goes into effect in the 2013-14 school year, gives more flexibility with start and end dates and also mandates 185 days or 1,025 hours of instruction.

The amended law also gives CMS the opportunity to improve the 2013-14 calendar by providing more teacher workdays for professional development, a longer winter break and improved inclement weather make-up days.   

The calendar committee recently convened to prepare two versions that meet the new calendar rules. The district would like community input on the calendars.

CMS will poll parents, students and community members Tuesday, Jan.8 through Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 for input on the approved 2013-14 CMS school calendar.

After the polling period ends, Superintendent Heath Morrison will review the results and evaluate comments submitted by staff, parents and community members. He will then decide whether to recommend a revised calendar to the Board of Education.

Click here to view calendar and workday options and link to provide input.

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