FORT VALLEY, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - Tonight, the Peach County School Board continues to explore what the school year would look like if they move back to a five day school week. Superintendent Joe Ann Denning presented a proposed calendar at tonight's work session.
It would increase the school days for students to 170, and bump the teachers up to 175.
The semesters would be split evenly for students.
The first would run from August 13th through December 18th. The second would pick up after the holidays on January 8th. The last day of school would be May 24th.
"I want them to know the facts of what it's going to take to fund this. We're in this together and so they need to know when we start working on budget. I do not want to work on a budget after we've approved a calendar," says Superintendent Denning, Peach County Schools.
The superintendent says the next step is closely evaluating if they can afford the change. She's anticipating at least a 3% cut from state funding based on previous years. Denning also says water, sewage, and transportation costs will increase if they extend the week.
The school board hasn't set a date for the vote. Denning is hoping that happens before mid-March when she plans to send out teacher contracts.