Two school systems in Eastern Carolina are among a group of school systems asking for a pass on school calendar requirements.
Greene County and Onslow County want state lawmaker approval to shorten this school year. Greene County lost days after its middle school was destroyed by April 16th tornadoes, while three schools in Onslow County had to close for several days because of a nearby wildfire.
A state Senate committee on Wednesday approved a bill that would allow schedule flexibility to those school districts and a half dozen others who lost a month of snow days.
State law requires schools to end their year no later than June 10th and start no earlier than August 25th.