Alternate 2012-2013 Calendar
The North Carolina General Assembly added 5 instructional days to the public school calendar in July 2011 but provided no additional funds for operating costs. The General Assembly did not address school calendar concerns during a 3-day session in February. State Board of Education action on March 1, 2012 allowed the State Superintendent to grant a waiver to local school systems to use up to 5 instructional days for required professional training days focused on implementation of the Common Core and Essential Standards. Rowan-Salisbury’s waiver request for the 2012-2013 school year was approved on March 28, 2012.
During the April 23, 2012 one-day session of the General Assembly, Senate Bill 795 was introduced. It includes a provision to provide funds to implement the 185-day calendar during 2012-13. The General Assembly reconvenes on May 16, 2012. If S795 is enacted as currently written, the adopted 185-day calendar will be followed. Click here to see the 185 day calendar. If the calendar provisions in S795 are not adopted the 180-day alternate calendar approved by the Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education will become the official 2012-13 school calendar. A definite calendar for 2012-2013 cannot be finalized until the short session of the North Carolina General Assembly is adjourned.
When will the calendar be finalized?
It depends upon when the North Carolina General Assembly adjourns (scheduled to reconvene on May 16, 2012) and whether or not they make changes to the school calendar law.
Updates will be provided as more information becomes available.