GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
SESSION LAW 2010-10
HOUSE BILL 636
AN ACT to give certain local boards of education additional flexibility with regard to instructional time lost due to inclement weather.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
SECTION 1.(a) G.S. 115C‑84.2(a)(1) reads as rewritten:
"(a) School Calendar. – Each local board of education shall adopt a school calendar consisting of 215 days all of which shall fall within the fiscal year. A school calendar shall include the following:
(1) A minimum of either 180
and or 1,000 hours of instruction covering at least nine
calendar months. The local board shall designate when the 180 instructional
days or 1,000 hours shall occur. The number of instructional hours in an
instructional day may vary according to local board policy and does not have to
be uniform among the schools in the administrative unit. Local boards may
approve school improvement plans that include days with varying amounts of
instructional time. If school is closed early due to inclement weather, the day
and the scheduled amount of instructional hours may count towards the required
minimum to the extent allowed by State Board policy. The school calendar shall
include a plan for making up days and instructional hours missed when schools
are not opened due to inclement weather.
If, due to inclement weather, a local board of education complies with this subdivision by scheduling 1,000 hours of instruction on less than 180 days, the local school administrative unit is deemed to have a minimum of 180 days of instruction, teachers employed for a 10‑month term are deemed to have been employed for 180 instructional days, and all other employees shall be compensated as if they had worked their regularly scheduled hours for 180 instructional days."
SECTION 1.(b) This section applies only to local school administrative units that missed more than 20 instructional days during the 2009‑2010 school year due to inclement weather.
SECTION 2.(a) G.S. 115C‑238.29F(d)(1) reads as rewritten:
"(1) The school shall
provide instruction each year for
at least 180 days.a minimum of
either 180 days or 1,000 hours of instruction covering at least nine calendar
SECTION 2.(b) This section applies only to charter schools that missed more than 20 instructional days during the 2009‑2010 school year due to inclement weather.
SECTION 3. This act is effective when it becomes law and applies only to the 2009‑2010 school year.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified this the 14th day of June, 2010.
s/ Walter H. Dalton
President of the Senate
s/ Joe Hackney
Speaker of the House of Representatives
s/ Beverly E. Perdue
Approved 1:25 p.m. this 23rd day of June, 2010