Comments Due Friday on School Calendars, Code of Conduct

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Henry County Schools is accepting comments through this Friday, April 14, on proposed changes to the 2023–25 school calendars. In addition, the district is taking comments on the code of conduct.

The school board will consider action on both items during next Monday’s meeting. The board meets at Monday, April 17, at the district office. The study session begins at 4 pm and the regular meeting at 7 o’clock.

2023–25 School Calendars

The school district is proposing changes to the 2023–25 school calendars. This covers two school years. The proposed changes will add an early release day each month. The district is proposing the change to increase teacher planning time.

The first day of school remains Wednesday, August 2, 2023. The first semester would end on Wed., December 20. Students return on Monday, Jan. 8. Friday, May 24, would be the last day of school.

In 2024–25, the year begins on Thursday, August 1, 2024. The semester ends on Friday, Dec. 20. The second semester begins on Wed., January 8, with the final day on Friday, May 23, 2025.

The full 2023–24 and 2024–25 school calendars are available on the district website. Parents can submit their feedback about the proposed changes, chiefly the additional half-days, through this Friday.

Submit comments to Public Comments at publiccomments@henry.k12.ga.us.  Comments may also be mailed to 33 N. Zack Hinton Parkway, McDonough, GA 30253. Comments will be accepted through April 14, 2023.

Code of Conduct

In addition, the district is taking comments on the code of conduct. The 54-page document governs student expectations and the actions the district can take when violations occur.

This year’s proposed revisions increase the penalties for fighting, bus misconduct and making terroristic threats. The full document is on the district website.

Likewise, parents and residents can submit comments at the e-mail address above. The district will accept comments through Friday, April 14.

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