School Calendar Law

General Statute 115C-84.2 School Calendar

The school calendar in all schools will be for 215 days and will provide for a minimum of 185 days or 1025 hours of instruction covering at least nine months.

Any calendar adopted by the board will be consistent with the following requirements.

 The calendar will consist of 215 days and shall meet state requirements for the minimum instructional days and/or the minimum instructional hours

 At least 10 of the days on the calendar will be designated as annual leave days

 The calendar will include the same or equivalent number of legal holidays as those designated by the State Personnel Commission for State employees

 School will not be scheduled on Sundays

 The total number of workdays for teachers employed for a 10-month term will not exceed 195 days

 The remaining days will be scheduled by the board as “flexible” days, for use as teacher workdays, additional instructional days or other lawful purposes

 The board will designate at least two days as protected days on which teachers may take accumulated vacation leave

 The opening date for students will be no earlier than the Monday closest to August 26, and the closing date for students will be no later than the Friday closest to June 11