DCSD will take the following steps to recover two of the lost instructional days:
• The school day will be extended by 20 minutes from Monday, Oct. 2 to Monday, Oct. 30.
• Election Day (Tuesday, Nov. 7) will become an instructional day.
DCSD schools and offices will also remain open on Election Day (Tuesday, Nov. 7) as the district ensures that students don’t miss out on lessons vital to their academic achievement.
The decision to extend the school day was a collaborative effort across all DCSD divisions. In addition, Dr. Green is empowered to make “scheduling changes to the school day because of inclement weather or other emergency conditions.”
A primary goal was not to impact Fall Break or Winter Break for both families and employees who may have commitments based on the approved school year calendar. Also, with the unpredictability of North Georgia weather in the winter, the district does not want to use all its inclement weather days before the onset of that season.
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