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Amended 2020-2021 Calendar Approved by ACS Board of Education

In May, the North Carolina General Assembly amended 2020-2021 calendars for all public school districts across the state.  According to Senate Bill 704, all districts must now: 

  • Have a school calendar that remains at 215 days total. 
  • Increase the number of instructional hours their students receive by five days.  This means all calendars must now consist of either 1,055 hours or 190 days. 
  • Ensure their new calendar includes five remote instructional days.  
  • Name August 17, 2020 as their first day of school. 
  • End on or before June 11, 2021. 

Of course, Asheville City Schools is included in this new mandate; therefore, we’ve altered our original 2020-2021 calendar that was approved by the Board of Education this past February.  After hearing from representatives from each of our schools, the district put together an amended calendar, which the Asheville City Board of Education approved during their June 30th meeting. 

When amending the calendar, our goal was to meet these new state guidelines while maintaining the originally approved calendar to the best of our ability.  Therefore, please know that, like our original calendar, the amended calendar shows that our school year will continue to begin on Monday, August 17th and end on Friday, May 28th.  If you’re curious as to how our calendar has changed, please review this helpful document.