H808: Modify Year-Round School Definition. Latest Version

AN ACT to modify the definition of year‑round school.

The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:

SECTION 1.  G.S. 115C‑84.2(f)(5) reads as rewritten:

(5)      Year‑round school. – A school with a single‑ or multi‑track instructional calendar to provide instructional days throughout the entire school calendar year, beginning July 1 and ending June 30, by utilizing at least one of the following plans:

a.         A plan dividing students into four groups and requiring each group to be in school for assigned and staggered quarters each school calendar year.

b.         A plan providing students be scheduled to attend 45 four quarters of between 43 and 47 instructional days followed by 15 days of vacation, repeated throughout the each school calendar year.year, with vacation periods for students of between 14 and 18 days separating each quarter.

c.         A plan dividing the school calendar year into five nine‑week sessions of classes and requiring each student to attend four assigned and staggered sessions out of the five nine‑week sessions to complete the student's instructional year.

SECTION 2.  This act is effective when it becomes law and applies beginning with the 2021‑2022 school year.