Gwinnett schools add 30 minutes to day to make up for snow days

2:13 PM, Feb 24, 2014   |    comments
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GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- To make up for days missed during recent storms, Gwinnett County Schools announced a plan Monday that includes extending the school day by 30 minutes.

The school system will use its three built-in make-up days: February 17, March 14, and May 22.

The remaining four days will be made up by extending the school day by 30 minutes for 48 days. 

All schools will dismiss a half-hour later than their regular time, from March 3 through May 14. The last day of school will be Thursday, May 22. 

The school will also make adjustments to the tentative graduation schedule. Those changes will be communicated to seniors and their families.

Teachers will work a required staff development day on Friday, May 23 and school leaders will work with teachers on making up the other two staff development days.

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Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks said, "The addition of 30 minutes to the school day during March, April, and early May will allow us to make up the equivalent of four instructional days in what is the least disruptive manner possible, as students and teachers already will be at school.  The proposed plan is a logical, responsible one that we feel will best serve our students, teachers, and staff."

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