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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.
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
calendar committee recently convened to prepare two versions that meet the new
calendar rules. The district would like community input on the calendars.
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.
to view calendar and workday options and link to provide input.