• Dublin City Schools BOE approves optional calendar, first day Sept. 8


    Dublin City Schools BOE approves optional calendar, first day Sept. 8


    For more information, contact Jason Halcombe at 478.353.8384 or at jason@dcsirish.com


    DUBLIN, GA, JULY 13, 2020 — The Dublin City Schools Board of Education approved the proposed optional 2020-21 school calendar, shifting the first day of school to after Labor Day, during its regular board meeting this evening.


    Based on the amended calendar, teachers and staff will begin pre-planning Aug. 3-7, with professional learning slated for Aug. 10-26. A pre-assessment day for students based on grade level will be conducted Aug. 27-Sept. 4.


    The month of August will be spent providing intensive training for teachers in Google Classroom and digital learning.


    The first official day of school for students will be Sept. 8.


    “Tonight’s decision by our BOE will help put our staff in a better position to not only meet the educational needs of our students, but also maintain Student Health, Safety and Wellbeing as we navigate this pandemic,” said Dr. Fred Williams, Superintendent. 


    The 164-day calendar was the result of a collaborative effort of school and district staff, which was then presented as a survey option for all staff. Parents and community members took part in a Facebook Live event and provided feedback through our “Let’s Talk” forum. Finally, the optional calendar was brought before each Local School Governance Team for a vote.


    “More than 91 percent of our teachers voted in favor of this calendar option, and it was unanimously supported by our Local School Governance Teams,” Williams said. “This is a great example of our Charter System flexibility in action, and of the importance of engaging stakeholders at all levels. I want to thank everyone involved in this process.”


    Parents, students and staff are encouraged to continue to monitor all DCS communication platforms for regular updates as we get closer to the start of school.





    Dublin City Schools is a five-campus charter school system operating in Dublin, GA. The system currently serves roughly 2,400 students from Pre-K to 12th grade at Hillcrest Elementary, Irish Gifted Academy, Susie Dasher Elementary, Dublin Middle, Moore Street and Dublin High Schools. The system is led by Superintendent Dr. Fred Williams, along with the Dublin City Schools Board of Education including: Chairman John Bell III and members Bill Perry, James Lanier, Peggy Johnson, Laura Travick, Kenny Walters and Nelson Carswell IV.


    For more information, visit dcsirish.com