It looks like families at Wake County's traditional-calendar schools won't have to worry about 2014 spring break being cut short to use as weather makeup days.
Currently, the school district's 2013-14 traditional-calendar schedule has March 31-April 2, the first three days of spring break, as possible makeup days. But Wake school administrators want to revise the schedule to move the three makeup days to the end of the school year in June.
Deputy Superintendent Cathy Moore told the school board's student achievement committee last week that the district plans to take advantage of changes in the state's calendar law approved last year by the General Assembly.
The new law says that traditional-calendar schools can start on the Monday closest to Aug. 26 and end the Friday closest to June 11. Previously, the law said the first day had to be Aug. 25 and the last day June 10.
Under the old schedule, critics argued that they were forced to use spring break as makeup days.
The change means traditional-calendar schools can end as late as June 13, 2014.
Moore said she'll present to the school board on Jan. 22 a revised 2013-14 schedule that shifts the spring break makeup days to past June 10. She said the change is a "slam dunk."