Fulton County Schools announces that students will make up three of the eight school days that were lost this year due to inclement weather. The three days are February 16, March 9 and March 12.
“We value the instructional time spent with our students, and are committed to using it wisely, but due to the flexibility given to us by our district’s charter status, we will not make up all of the time lost,” said Superintendent Jeff Rose, Ed.D. “Instead, we have a plan that uses the designated inclement weather days on the school calendar as well as a piloted ‘Digital Learning Day’ for at-home learning. We are confident that our schools will be diligent and intentional with the time they have with students.”
February 16 was announced earlier this year as a make-up day due to Hurricane Irma school closures, but the district has determined that March 12 will be a second make-up day for the recent snow/ice closures. A third make-up day – March 9 – will be a piloted Digital Learning Day, where students will work independently from home on schoolwork and projects using district-issued mobile devices or home technology. The district will communicate the specifics of the March 9 Digital Learning Day to individual schools and teachers.
As a charter school district, Fulton County Schools has the option of deciding how it manages lost instructional time. Also, several years ago the district added 10 minutes to each school day resulting in instructional tim