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DeKalb County schools scraps plan for make up days after Irma, offers a new plan

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DeKalb County schools scraps plan for make up days after Irma, offers a new plan

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Tropical Storm Irma shut down DeKalb County Schools for four straight days this month, and the school district planned to make up the time by extending school days 20 minutes starting Monday, Oct. 2 through the end of the semester.

The county has rethought that idea, however.

The school system announced that it will only recover two of the days using this plan, and that the days will be longer for the month of October only.

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 Tuesday, Oct. 31
•    Election Day (Tuesday, Nov. 7) will become an instructional day.

The county is asking for ideas about how to make up the remaining two days.

“The district is now considering the most effective method to recover one or both of the remaining instructional days,” a press release from the school system says. “To accomplish this, DCSD will seek input directly from its principals, parent groups and community stakeholder groups through Friday, Oct. 13.”

A final decision will be announced on Oct. 16.

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