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In North Carolina, the local Board of Education approves the academic school calendar based on legislation approved by the North Carolina General Assembly. This legislation mandates how many instructional hours/days students must receive, the number of teacher workdays (W) and vacation days (V), and which days will be holidays(H). The NC calendar legislation also determines the first and last day of the school year.

School calendars can be based on the number of student days OR hours of instruction. Craven County Schools uses hours of instruction as our basis for the total number of student days. State legislation requires school systems using this measure to have a minimum of 1,025 hours of instruction. Systems can have more than that, but may not have less. 

School calendars must also follow the following requirements:

For more information visit: School Calendar Legislation page - North Carolina Department of Public Instruction