The Board of Education approved the 2014-15 academic calendar at its May 28 meeting. Calendar option 2, which 65 percent of poll participants preferred, was adopted.
A steering committee made up of parents, community members, teachers, principals and other CMS staff met to develop several different calendar options. Approximately 4,000 employees, parents, students and community members participated in the online poll March 15-22. In the survey, 1,413 participants preferred option 1 and 2,588 preferred option 2.
In April 2012, the Board of Education adopted a 185-instructional day calendar that will go into effect in the 2013-14 school year. A new law, which goes into effect in the 2013-14 school year, gives districts more flexibility with start and end dates and also mandates 185 days or 1,025 hours of instruction. The amended law also gives districts the opportunity to provide more teacher workdays for professional development and more options severe weather make-up days.
The approved 2013-14 calendar meets the requirements of the North Carolina law, North Carolina Board of Education and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education policies.
Click here to view the approved 2014-15 calendar.