Flexible Instruction Days
A Flexible Instruction Day (FID) allows the school district to minimize the disruption to the learning process in cases when circumstances (e.g., a disease epidemic, a hazardous weather condition, a law enforcement emergency, the inoperability of school buses or other equipment necessary to the public school entity’s operation, damage to a school building, or a temporary circumstance rendering any portion of a school building unfit or unsafe for use) prevent the delivery of instruction in its customary manner or location. By implementing a FID, teachers can design assignments and activities that allow for a continuation in the learning progression. Additionally, FIDs count toward the number of instructional days/hours required under Article 15 of the Public School Code and Chapter 11 of the State Board of Education regulations. This means the school district does not have to extend the school year at the end of the school year to make up for snow days.