What laws must OCS follow in drafting a school calendar? The NC General Assembly voted in 2004 to mandate that all public schools can start no earlier than the Monday closest to August 26 and end no later than the Friday closest to June 11. For example, in the upcoming 2022-23 school year, these will be the start and end dates for students:
Start Day for Students: August 29, 2022
End Day for Students: June 9, 2023
The calendar must include 185 days or 1,025 hours for students. Teachers must work for 215 days. You can see the full list of calendar requirements at this link: NC SCHOOL CALENDAR LAW.