Choosing the 2018-2019 school calendar

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is asking parents, staff and community members to provide survey input on two options for the 2018-2019 school calendar. The survey opens March 27 and will close at 11:59 p.m. on April 3.

A committee of CMS teachers, students, principals, administrators, parents and community members developed two 2018-2019 school calendars that include teacher workdays, annual leave days and holidays throughout the school year. Superintendent Ann Clark will review all survey results and may make changes based on the results. She will then recommend a calendar option to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education, which will approve the 2018-2019 school calendar in May. (The survey does not apply to the continuous learning calendar with extended time at Project L.I.F.T. schools.)

Both calendars meet the requirements of North Carolina law, and policies of the North Carolina Board of Education and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education. Among the requirements:

  • The calendar has 215 days total, including:
  • 185 instructional days or 1,025 instructional hours
  • 10 annual leave days
  • 11 holidays
  • Teacher workdays
  • School may start no earlier than the Monday closest to Aug. 26
  • School must close no later than the Friday closest to June 11
  • Veterans Day must be a holiday

The two calendar options can be viewed here and here. You may access the survey here​.