Wake Ed

Wake County schools to get legislative update

A bill giving school calendar flexibility to Wake County will get attention at Monday’s meeting of the school board’s government relations committee.

The committee will get an update on education-related bills that have been filed in the General Assembly. That discussion will include House Bill 206, which would exempt the Wake County school system from the state’s requirements on the start and end dates for traditional-calendar schools.

The committee will also discuss correspondence sent to federal lawmakers on Wake’s opinion of the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), Wake, along with 16 other districts is a member of the Large Countywide and Suburban District Consortium.

The Consortium wants Congress to set a more limited federal role in ESEA than was used in No Child Left Behind, where sanctions were imposed on schools that didn’t meet standards.