SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - The North Carolina State School Board voted to approve the Rowan-Salisbury School Board proposal to become the state's first 'renewal' school district Thursday.
The proposal means that all schools in the Rowan-Salisbury system will be able to have charter school-like flexibility when it comes to curriculum, scheduling, planning, staffing, and other areas.
To learn more about what it means to be a Renewal system, click here.
In June, the General Assembly passed an Education Bill (H986) which would allow Rowan-Salisbury Schools the opportunity to become a Renewal School System.
"I am excited about the possibilities and benefits of local educational control through the Renewal School System legislation," Rowan-Salisbury Superintendent Dr. Lynn Moody said at the time. "This bill gives traditional public schools the freedom to implement innovative programs with greater agility because they aren't bound by restrictive state regulations."
Wbtv was at the State Board of Education meeting in Raleigh on Wednesday. The State Board of Education voted to approve the renewal resolution on Thursday morning.
On August 8 the system has planned an informational breakfast and panel discussion that will include the state Superintendent of Public Instruction and local leaders.