Gwinnett County Public Schools has announced that to make up snow days it will be extending the school day by 30 minutes from March 3 to May 14.
“To date, GCPS students have missed 7 days due to inclement weather. Three make-up days (Feb. 17, March 14, and May 22) were built in the 2013-14 school calendar. The additional lost instructional time will be made up by extending the school day by 30 minutes for 48 days. This means that all schools will dismiss a half-hour later than their regular time, from March 3 through May 14.
This plan allows the district to maintain 180 days of instruction, making up the time in a manner that has the most positive impact on instruction. Click here to learn more.”
What do you think? Good plan, bad plan? Does is screw up carefully orchestrated after-school activities? Will those be pushed back as well?
I actually think this makes sense. They are already there, and it doesn’t mess up graduation and family vacations. I think it’s makes sense schedule-wise but does it make sense learning-wise? Can teachers get as much done in increments of 30 minutes as they could with a whole days?