Sagamore Hills Elementary School students board a DeKalb County school bus for early dismissal as a major winter storm dumps 1 to 3 inches of snow on the metro Atlanta area, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. David Tulis / AJC Special

DeKalb schools to make up three days lost to weather

The DeKalb County schools superintendent wants to make up instructional time lost to extreme weather this year by adding three school days before summer break.

Superintendent Michael Thurmond will ask the school board Monday to add May 21-23 to the attendance calendar, according to a statement from his office. The district has canceled school eight days due to extreme cold, ice and snow in January and February.

Thurmond also wants to delay the Criterion Referenced Competency Tests a week, to April 22, to give elementary and middle school students more school days to prepare, and he wants to move CRCT re-testing to the proposed end of school for the same reason. Thurmond does not intend to change the End of Course Test dates for high school students though.

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