Legislators looking at Craven school calendar issue

Published: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 23:59 PM.

"Generally a local bill doesn’t even get introduced without support of the full delegation," he said.

He also said the schools’ time frame for March 15 passage appears hasty because the General Assembly session does not begin until Jan. 30, and there are already a number of high priority bills lined up.

The school system’s calendar committee met in announced, public meetings last year and proposed the modified calendar, but also proposed the traditional, year-round and Early College calendars. If the wavier fails or is not considered by the legislature, Craven County would operate under the traditional, year-round and Early College calendars for 2013-2014.

Craven County Schools formerly operated under a calendar similar to the one proposed until the General Assembly passed legislation in 2004 taking school calendar choices out of the hands of local boards. The legislative action was pushed by the travel and tourism industry and some parents’ groups. 



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