New law will give school districts more options.
After North Carolina Governor Bev. Perdue signed a new calendar law earlier this month, Macon County School System's annual calendar has once again become a topic of discussion.
The new bill, which was approved in the last legislative session that concluded earlier this month, will change the state's calendar law beginning in the 2013-2014 school year. The new law will no longer allow Macon County and other districts to start early to avoid winter weather that often delays the exam schedule that occurs before the winter break. The bill directs all school districts with a regular calendar to begin on the Monday closest to August 26 and districts that receive a weather waiver must start on the Monday closest to August 19.