Politics & Government

Bill would give CMS flexibility with school year

Superintendent Ann Clark got into the bus driverâs seat briefly to operate the stop arm and flashing lights with the help of bus driver Theodore Taylor during a visit by Clark to Beverly Woods Elementary School Wednesday as part of National Love the Bus and Bus Driver Appreciation Week.
Superintendent Ann Clark got into the bus driverâs seat briefly to operate the stop arm and flashing lights with the help of bus driver Theodore Taylor during a visit by Clark to Beverly Woods Elementary School Wednesday as part of National Love the Bus and Bus Driver Appreciation Week. dlaird@charlotteobserver.com

Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools would have more flexibility when to begin and end their school year under a bill filed Tuesday by a handful of Mecklenburg County lawmakers.

House Bill 275 would mean CMS would no longer have to adhere to a schedule that requires public schools to open around Aug. 26.

The bill is one of around 40 introduced so far to give calendar flexibility to school systems across the state.

“It seems to me an easy call that we ought to support local flexibility in support of better student performance,” said Rep. Dan Bishop, a Charlotte Republican and co-sponsor of the bill.

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