In 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. In 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 us 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 make-up days.
The calendar committee recently convened to prepare two versions that meet the new calendar rules. CMS polled parents, students and community members from Tuesday, Jan. 8 through Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, for input on the approved 2013-14 CMS school calendar.
Superintendent Heath Morrison is reviewing the results and evaluating comments submitted by staff, parents and community members. He will then decide whether to recommend a revised calendar to the Board of Education.
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