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:
A minimum of either 180 days
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:
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
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