The North Carolina legislature is currently wrestling with several bills, including HB 950 and SB 795, which would impact the minimum required length of the school year in the state. This debate presents a powerful opportunity for North Carolina’s legislative leaders to make a difference in the lives of their students by supporting an expanded school year.
North Carolina’s school year was recently expanded to minimum of 185 days per year, which is not nearly long enough, but it is a step in the right direction, as most states still have a minimum of just 180 days per year.
Unfortunately, due to implementation and funding issues, most schools never moved to the 185 day year. The legislature is currently looking at several different options – we hope they choose to fund and implement the 185 day minimum.
To our North Carolina supporters: make your voice heard!
Write a letter to your local newspaper and tell your community how important it is that we expand the school year for North Carolina’s children. We’ve even penned a draft for you – all you have to do is add your own personal touch and click send!