Board of Education Approves New Traditional Calendar
for the 2020-2021 School Year
On June 16, 2020, the Board of Education approved the new traditional calendar to meet the new requirements established this spring by the General Assembly. The new requirements include 5 remote learning days that are built into the school calendar. This days align with teacher workdays (either optional work days or required work days). We thank the Calendar Committee for their help in designing a calendar that meets are stakeholder needs while also adhering to the legislation. This includes the first day of school of students will be Monday, August 17, 2020 and the calendar m
ust contain 215 total days for teachers (including instructional days, workdays, leave days and holidays).
Calendar Update for JT Barber Elementary
The Craven County Board of Education held a special called meeting on June 24th, 2020, to consider taking action regarding the start of the 2020-2021 school year for J.T. Barber Elementary School since they follow the year-round calendar.
Based on the year-round calendar, the first day of school was quickly approaching and with the number of COVID-19 cases rising across the state and nation, the Board of Education felt it would be in the best interest to delay the start of school for our students and staff allowing them to have additional time this summer in hopes of returning to school in August.
Therefore, the Board of Education voted unanimously for JT Barber Elementary to transition back to the traditional school calendar for the 2020-2021 school year. Since JTB experienced so many benefits following the year-round calendar the intent will be for the school to revert back to the year-round calendar for the 2021-2022 school year.
The new first day of school for JT Barber Elementary will now be August 17, 2020, which aligns with all of our traditional schools in the district.
To view the traditional academic school calendar please visit:
This information has been shared with our JT Barber families with additional information provided for their staff. If our JT Barber Families have any questions about this change, please contact Mrs. Erica Phillips, JTB Principal.
Thank you for your continued support and positivity as we strive to do what is best for all of our students and staff during these challenging times