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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education
Agenda Item

Meeting Date
February 24, 2015

Agenda Item Title
Recommend Approval to Amend the 2014-2015 School Calendar

Correlation to Board of Education Vision, Mission & Core Beliefs
Operating effectively and efficiently with fiscal accountability

Staff Present
Ann B. Clark, Superintendent

Main Points
This motion would amend the previously adopted 2014-2015 School Calendar to grant authority to the superintendent or her designee to waive instructional days missed because of severe weather rather than use the scheduled make-up days. 
• The 2014-2015 school calendar consists of 180 instructional days and 1,080 instructional hours. 
• North Carolina law requires that school calendars include at least 1,025 instructional hours or 185 instructional days.
• The 2014-2015 CMS instructional calendar therefore has 55 “extra” instructional hours built in. 
• CMS has already scheduled school on March 12 and 13 because of the two days CMS was closed last week (February 17 and 18).
• The next scheduled make-up days (in this order) are May 25 (the Memorial Day holiday); Friday, June 12, the day after the last day of school; and Monday, June 15. 
• Anticipating the disruption that may occur in our community if school is closed for additional days and CMS uses the scheduled make-up days, this motion would allow the superintendent to make the decision not to make up a missed instructional day.
• An additional benefit is that this decision could be announced at the same time as the school closing decision rather than waiting for the Board's permission after the fact.


Fiscal Implications


Agenda Item Type
action items

Recommend approval of a motion granting authority to the superintendent or her designee to waive up to four (4) instructional days in the 2014-2015 School Calendar in the event schools are closed after today’s date because of severe weather.