Dr. Ed Miller Speaks On Bill SB290

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Senator Del Marsh is sponsoring a bill that would remove the temporary academic school calendar parameters provided for the 2013 to 2014 school year and would allow each local board of education to provide the required 180 full instructional days based on an hourly equivalent of 1080 instructional hours. TV24 spoke to Gadsden City School Superintendent Dr. Ed Miller about the bill. SB 290 will also provide funds to aid in providing at least the instructional day minimum school term, and, will assist in the promotion of educational opportunity for all children in the public schools. The current Flexible School Calendar Act of 2012 requires each local board of education to establish an academic school calendar beginning with the 2012 to 2013 school year and ending with the last day of the third month of the 2013 to 2014 school year.

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