Preparing to celebrate 25 years of charters in NC

By May 6, 2021 News

25 years of charter schools in North Carolina!

Charter leaders, mark your calendars for June 21, 2021! Exactly 25 years before, on June 21, 1996, North Carolina lawmakers ratified legislation permitting public charter schools.

Lawmakers passed the “Charter Schools Act,” NC Session Law 1995-731, with significant bipartisan agreement and support. Then-Governor James B. Hunt, Jr., signed the law.

We have long planned to commemorate this major milestone. We want to celebrate the numerous significant contributions the charter school movement has made to K-12 education in North Carolina!

What do we have planned?

The Coalition has commissioned a logo to mark the 25th anniversary:
We have also drafted a resolution to present to lawmakers in the General Assembly. The resolution has been approved by the Coalition’s Board as well as the NC Association for Public Charter Schools. If passed, it will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the charter law, establishing June 21, 2021 as “North Carolina Charter School Day.”
We invite you to celebrate with us in June as we mark this milestone for North Carolina’s charter movement! We are working with the NC Association for Public Charter Schools for a unified focus on our state’s charter schools. More information on this joint effort will be forthcoming soon.

What can you do?

  • Invite your elected representatives in the Senate or House to your charter school. Show them how you are working to deliver on the charge lawmakers gave to our system of charter schools 25 years ago.
  • Want to learn more about contacting your representatives in the General Assembly? If so, access more information here: House representation by county; Senate representation by county.
  • Be on the lookout for more information in the coming days. We’ll keep you updated on all of the important details.
We look forward to celebrating with you in June!
Kristen Blair

Author Kristen Blair

Kristen Blair is the communications director for the North Carolina Coalition for Charter Schools.

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