Save DPS Year-Round Schools!!!

A provision in the state Senate’s budget would have a huge impact on DPS’s year-round schools if the state House agrees to it. Only “multi-track” year-round schools such as those in Wake County, which serve additional students on a rotating schedule, would be allowed to continue to operate on a year-round calendar according to the Senate budget. This would affect Pearsontown Elementary, Easley Elementary, Rogers-Herr Middle, and The School for Creative Studies for the upcoming school year.

Email these legislators to express concern in eliminating yr. round schools in Durham:

Chad.Barefoot@ncleg.net, Jerry.Tillman@ncleg.net, Mike.Woodard@ncleg.net, Floyd.McKissick@ncleg.net, Phil.Berger@ncleg.netPaul.Luebke@ncleg.net

Click the link below and sign the petition to save DPS Year-Round Schools and spread the word.

petition link:

https://www.change.org/p/save-our-nc-year-round-schools?recruiter=892191&utm_source=petitions_show_components_action_panel_wrapper&utm_medium=copylink

2 thoughts on “Save DPS Year-Round Schools!!!”

  1. I was trying to find out more about this, the lines in the budget document I read included multi-track year round and also school with 45 days on then 15 days off, which sounds like the DPS system. So what is the problem?

    1. The language on page 26 states:

      YEAR-ROUND SCHOOL DEFINITION 16 SECTION 8.28.(a) G.S. 115C-84.2 is amended by adding a new subsection to read: 17 “(b1) For the purposes of this section, a “year-round school” is a multi-track school that 18 remains in session for the entire calendar year by utilizing at least one of the following plans:

      This means that all schools that are not multi-track would be bound by the school calendar law (G.S. 115C-84.2) which require a start in August. We have received confirmation from NC lawmakers representing Durham that the language, if passed unchanged, would impact the 5 year-round schools in Durham.

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