HB 111 – School Calendar Flexibility/WSFCS

Primary House Sponsors: Rep. Jeff Zenger (R-Forsyth); Rep. Donny Lambeth (R-Forsyth); Rep. Amber Baker (D-Forsyth); Rep. Evelyn Terry (D-Forsyth)


This bill provides flexibility to Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools in adopting the school calendar by increasing the range of opening dates for students from August 26 to August 10 and by removing the requirement that the State Board of Education find “good cause” to waive a local board’s compliance with specified parameters for the opening and closing dates of schools.

This bill also notes that a local board of education that has implemented a school calendar with a fall semester concluding prior to December 31 shall be permitted to administer assessments before the semester’s conclusion.


Filed – 2/17/2021

This billed was referred to the following House committees:

-Education – K-12

-Local Government

-Rules, Calendar, and Operations