Board members will instead consider a resolution to keep the school calendar for grades K-12 the same when they meet at 7 p.m. tonight at the Richmond County Schools Central Office.
The idea was floated to board members last month, and an online forum for responses was created on the Richmond County Schools Web site, and about 500 responded online while some called to talk about it.
If instituted, the plan would’ve allowed high school students to finish up their first semester courses before Christmas break.
“The feedback that we received from parents and employees submitted to our online forum was overwhelmingly opposed to using two separate calendars,” RCS Public Information Officer Ashley Simmons said Monday.
Simmons said some of the dissent may have been tied to pre-arranged vacation plans for summer break.
Also at the meeting:
* RCS Director of Testing and Student Accountability Steve Lear will tell board members how high school students did on their first semester exams this year. The exam schedule was altered in January due to inclement weather.
* RCS Associate Superintendent Dr. Michael Perry will update board members on plans to offer Summer Enrichment courses this year.
* An update will be given on fund raising efforts to build a new greenhouse at Richmond Senior High.
* The board is scheduled to discuss a property consideration involving property adjoining the Richmond County Ninth Grade Academy.