Clayton schools announce weather make-up plan

Clayton County Public Schools will convert a professional learning day into a full day of class as part of its plan to make up time lost to inclement weather.

The school district announced Friday it would hold a full day of instruction on Feb. 16, instead of an early dismissal for a professional learning day. Clayton also will move its Georgia Milestones Assessment System testing schedule for grades 3 through 8 back by two weeks to provide additional test preparation time. 

“As a result, testing dates for students in grades 3-8 are now scheduled for Tuesday, May 8 – Friday, May 18, 2018. Testing dates for high school students will remain unchanged,” a district news release stated. 

The district is not required to make up lost days because it, like many school districts, has a waiver from the state. But Superintendent Morcease Beasley said officials feel “compelled to provide” academic support for students.

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