School calendar flexibility is good as long as it isn't abused
With so many state and federal rules and regulations governing our local systems, having local control when possible is always a positive step.
We’re glad Rep. Michele Presnell introduced a bill to allow Haywood County more flexibility with scheduling. The local school system should have control over the school calendar to be flexible for exam schedules and winter make-up days. As Bill Nolte, associate superintendent for Haywood County, said, no one knows the needs of Haywood County Schools better than Haywood County officials.
With power comes great responsibility, and we hope if the bill passes that the power will not be abused. Possible abuses could include using the new flexibility to start the school year in the first of August, which would take away extra summer days from students ...