Thomasville-- State school superintendent Kathy Cox wants local districts to delay the start of the school year until at least the third week of August.
That would allow state education officials to use summer retesting numbers for students who fail state standardized tests the first time around. The Thomas county school district is against the change.
Dr. Jean Quigg, Thomas County Schools Superintendent said, "You would definitely go later in the summer, you would have to. And the other issue that my administrators and I have discussed is the fact that we would not be able to finish the first semester before Christmas."
Cox will present her proposal next week at the Georgia School Board convention. She wants the change to go into effect in the fall of 2009.