The Fulton County school board will consider a calendar change to give students a day off on March 24, Georgia's presidential primary election.
District officials have recommended the school board make March 24 a teacher work day, instead of a regular school day. March 13, which is currently a teacher work day, would be changed to a regular school day.
The change would allow the district to make sure students aren't in school on the date of the presidential primary, when a couple dozen of the district's schools are used as polling locations.
School board members previously have expressed concerns about student safety on election days, when the general public visits schools to vote. Traffic and parking also can be a problem, officials have said.
The school board is scheduled to vote on the proposed 2019-2020 school calendar change at its Aug. 22 meeting.