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DeKalb schools finish year May 26
State grants waiver on lost day
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Barring any unforeseen closures before the end of the school year, DeKalb County Schools will close as scheduled on Thursday, May 26.At last Thursday night's meeting, the school board had intended to approve executive action taken by Director Mark Willoughby to amend the calendar to make up a school day lost due to severe weather on April 27.The initial plan was to extend the school year by one day, moving the last day of school from Thursday, May 26, to Friday, May 27.Willoughby told the board Thursday night, however, that the state has granted the school system's request for a waiver so that the lost day will not have to be made up.Accordingly, students will not be required to attend school on Wednesday, May 25.That will, however, be designated an administrative day, and all teachers must attend.The last day of school will be Thursday, May 26.That will be an abbreviated school day and report cards will be issued.Meanwhile, DCHS principal Kathy Hendrix reminded the board Thursday night that high school graduation is set for Friday, May 20, at 7:00 p.m. on the football field, and that Senior Awards Day will be Thursday, May 19, at 8:30 a.m. in the gym.