CSD: No Makeup Days for Winter Storm Leon

City Schools of Decatur Superintendent Edwards explains current plan for district classes after canceling a pair of school days in early January and three more last week.

Credit: Patch file
Credit: Patch file
City Schools of Decatur Superintendent Dr. Phyllis A. Edwards sent parents and stakeholders a note Thursday morning explaining the school district would not makeup the three missed days of classes last week due to Winter Storm Leon. Here's her message:

Dear CSD Faculty, Staff and Families,

I know you join me in being thankful that all City Schools of Decatur students made it home safely last Tuesday, January 28, during the snowstorm. Our bus drivers, teachers, staff and principals are to be commended for the successful dismissal and transport of our students.

Our academic calendar has students attending school for 180 days, and we have had no furlough days this year or previous years when other systems had to reduce the number of school days due to financial hardship. Therefore, I have decided to proceed through the appropriate channels to request that City Schools of Decatur students and staff will not make up the three snow days of January 29, 30 and 31.  

Additionally, State Superintendent Dr. John Barge will bring a resolution to the State School Board that requests that the days of January 29, 30 and 31 are forgiven above and beyond the state guidelines for minimum number of hours students must attend school. This will be helpful to CSD if further winter weather affects metro-Atlanta during the coming months.

Please note that we are making up the extreme winter weather days of January 6 and 7. The first make-up day will be March 10, which was previously a Teacher Workday. Now we will have school for students on Monday, March 10. The second day will be Thursday, May 29 with the post-planning day moved to Friday, May 30 for teachers. Therefore, Thursday, May 29 is now the new last day of school.

Thank you for your continued support of our students and staff at City Schools of Decatur.

Sincerely, Dr. Phyllis A. Edwards, Superintendent


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