Union County School Board Cancels Meeting About School Calendar

(Update: 1/24/23)

MONROE, N.C. — The Union County School Board canceled a special called meeting Tuesday night to discuss the school calendar.  The board is being sued after it voted to start the school year three weeks earlier, which is a violation of state law.

The board did not give a reason for the cancellation.  The meeting has been rescheduled for Friday, January 27 at 7:30am. It will be streamed on the Youtube.

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MONROE, N.C. – A local parent and business owner is suing the Union County School Board. Dominique Morrison is suing the board over its decision to illegally change the school calendar. She says it’ll significantly hurt her horseback riding business, and other businesses, that rely on summer vacation to generate income.

The board voted in December to open schools on August 9th, 2023. That is three weeks earlier than allowed under state law. Morrison wants the court to declare the new school calendar illegal and invalid. She also wants a permanent injunction to stop the board from trying to do this again. And she wants the board to pay the legal fees associated with the lawsuit. There’s no word on the school board’s response to the lawsuit.

UPDATE 1/10/23: A Union Co. School District spokeswoman tells WCCB that “the Board of Education does not have a comment at this time.”