School buses will start rolling on Aug. 3, 2020, in Fayette County, but the full calendar is down to two options. AJC file photo

Responses due May 24 for Fayette County school calendar

Responses to an online survey regarding the 2020-21 Fayette County school calendar are due Friday.

The school system has drawn up two options, each of which plans to start classes on Aug. 3 and end the first semester in mid-December, but they vary on the length of the winter break in February. Both schedules include professional learning time for teachers and staff plus a home-based personalized learning day for students on the Nov. 3 Election Day, since many schools are used as polling places.

Neither calendar conflicts with the state-mandated testing schedule. The options were designed by a committee consisting of parents, students, teachers and administrators. Board member Brian Anderson said he hoped future calendar options would include later start dates.

The current survey is available at