Atlanta Public Schools has announced its revised schedule following the loss of multiple school days due to inclement weather.
30 minutes will be added to the end of each school day from January 29 through March 30 to make up for the loss of student instructional time.
The adjusted schedule will go as followed:
- Elementary schools will release at 3 p.m.
- High schools will release at 4 p.m.
- Middle schools will release at 4:35 p.m.
APS outlined six options for making up the missed days, which students, parents, employees, and community members were able to vote on.
“We know that it’s important to identify possible options for our community to consider and weigh in on,” said APS Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen adding, “Stakeholder feedback influenced our decision significantly.”
According to a release from APS, Here were the options that were in the survey and the resulting votes:
|Option Number||Description||Number of Votes/Percentage|
|Option 1||Make up the days on February 21 – 23, during Winter Break
|Option 2||Make up the days on February 19 – 21, during Winter Break||1,188 (8.24%)|
|Option 3||Make up the days on February 19-20, during Winter Break and the
March 19 professional learning day
|Option 4||Make up the days on February 22 -23, during Winter Break and the March 19 professional learning day
|Option 5||Extend the school day by 30 minutes from January 29 to March 30||4,021 (27.88%)|
|Option 6||Add 15 minutes to start of the day and 15 minutes to end of the day from January 29 to March 30
Overall, 14,421 people completed the survey.
DeKalb County Superintendent Dr. R. Stephen Green is set to to put out in a survey to determine how the district will make up loss instructional time.