Bibb students will have to make up two days for Irma

Hurricane Irma: School make-up days

Hurricane Irma: School make-up days

Monday, Oct. 16, which originally was a student holiday, is now a student day and the last day of the grading period. The Florida Department of Education has waived two days of student make-up time and the SJCSD has also waived two days.

But there is some good news for students, the Florida Department of Education has chose to waive two days of make-up time, leaving the rest to the discretion of school districts. The Board of Education approved October 6 and December 20 as additional instruction days at its Thursday meeting.

After several days of power outages and damage to parts of the county from Tropical Storm Irma, DeKalb County schools is extending the school days to make up for missed days.

"We did not want to simply recoup lost moments". "Our most precious commodity is instructional time, and we want to make this an effective learning opportunity".

With the exception of one school, all others have sufficient time built-in to their schedules to offset the lost days.

The decision to extend the school day was a collaborative effort across all DCSD divisions.

"The board's unanimous support of this recommendation highlight's its continued commitment to faculty, staff and students", Brooksher said.

Updates will be available to the public on www.dekalbschools.org, the DCSD mobile app as well as its Facebook and Twitter accounts.

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