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Decision for make-up days left to Fulton School Board


Charter status allows flexibility for systems on 'seat time'



February 03, 2014
ATLANTA Between the day off for extreme temperatures in early January and the three-day break for snow last week, students in Fulton Schools are looking at potentially making up four days of school by the end of the school year.

The decision of if and when students will be required to make up days lost to weather, however, will be made by the Fulton County Board of Education.

Samantha Evans, communications director for the Fulton School System, explained the system's charter status waives it of many state requirements, including the requirement that students be in school for the equivalent of 180 days.

Previously, systems built in weather days to the calendar and made up any days that went beyond the allotment.

"[Now] there are no days built in for snow days," said Evans. "We do not have any seat time requirements. Staff is considering its options and will be presenting a recommendation to the [school] board. Our charter status allows the board to make the final decision."

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    Snow days
    February 03, 2014 | 02:58 PM

    The 3 days at the end of January should be excused and not have to be made up. Our state Govenor declared GA a state of emergency. Attending school was not an option - therefore the days should be excused.

    Allison Liguori
    Roswell
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    Snow make up school days
    February 03, 2014 | 04:51 PM

    The 3 days of school the end if January our children missed because of the extreme weather, snow & ice that hit GA last week should be excused. The decision was made based on the dangerous road conditions & GA was delclared a state of emergency by the governor. I feel the students should not be held accountable to make up these days and they should be excused.

    Malinda Hollinshead
    Alpharetta
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