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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education
Agenda Item

Meeting Date
April 28, 2015

Agenda Item Title
Recommend Approval of Changes to the Project L.I.F.T. 2015-2016 Continuous Learning Calendars for Bruns Academy, Walter G. Byers School, Druid Hills Academy and Thomasboro Academy to Include Early Release Days

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

Staff Present
Ann Clark, Superintendent
Kelly Gwaltney, Chief School Performance Officer
Denise Watts, Learning Community Superintendent

Main Points
Aligned with changes to the 2015-2016 CMS Traditional Academic Calendar as approved by the Board of Education on February 24, 2015, Project L.I.F.T. Continuous Learning Calendars were revised to include:
Item A:  The State Office of Human Resources added a holiday for all state employees, which created the need to increase by one the number of holidays designated in the 2015-2016 CMS academic calendar for all employees.  As a result of this change, July 13 would become a teacher workday at the four CLC schools and November 25 a holiday, like all CMS schools.
Item B:  Staff recommends adding professional development early release days to the 2015-2016 academic calendar.  Input from employees across CMS indicated strong support for quarterly yearly release days for professional learning.  These professional learning hours would be for school use, planned by school leadership, aligned to the School Improvement Plan and vetted and approved by learning community staff.

Fiscal Implications

Agenda Item Type
action items

Recommend approval of changes to the Project L.I.F.T. 2015-2016 Continuous Learning Calendars