Rowan superintendent: 'We'll probably be starting school a lot earlier'

Back-to-school changes in Rowan-Salisbury Schools

SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - On Monday, students in the Rowan-Salisbury School System started classes at the same that students across the Piedmont went back to class.

Cabarrus, Mecklenburg, Iredell-Statesville, and many other systems all began the 2018-19 school year on the same day, but that could change next year, according to Rowan-Salisbury Superintendent Dr. Lynn Moody.

"You'll see changes throughout the upcoming entire year and this time next year I think it will be very different," Dr. Moody told WBTV.  "We'll probably be starting school a lot earlier."

As part of being designated as a Renewal District, individual schools have the flexibility to create their own school calendars.  Teacher led design teams at each school are working to make recommendations, not only on the calendar, but on curriculum, staffing, and budget.

"We have greater flexibility in making some decisions.  We have teacher led design teams at every school.  That's a first for us as well as our teachers will be making more decisions that we think are in the best interest of our students," Moody added.

No dates have been approved or calendars offered, but Moody says that will be coming in the next few weeks and months.

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