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School system considering changes to the high school day
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School system considering changes to the high school day

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -- (submitted by Melinda Berry-Drisbach) High school students, their parents, teaching and administrative staff, as well as the community at large, are being asked to give their input on altering the high school day.

Three options are being researched that would increase the number of classes that could be taken during the school year, allowing more time for students to enroll in courses of their choosing along with those required for graduation by the Georgia Department of Education. The majority of students in the Fayette County School System take 12 classes over an entire academic year.

Increased graduation requirements by the state have made it more difficult for students to take elective courses of interest; this is why the school system is considering other options and needs input from stakeholders.

An online survey will be posted on the www.fcboe.org website August 15-September 15 along with a PowerPoint presentation explaining why a change is needed, detailed information about the three options, pros and cons, and a side-by-side comparison of the current schedule and the three options.

Parents of students enrolled in the school system will receive an invitation to respond to the survey through Infinite Campus. Hard copies of the survey are also available at the LaFayette Educational Center.

 

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