Erie's Public Schools to apply for Flexible Instruction Days
Erie's Public Schools families:
The Erie School Board on Wednesay, May 10, 2023, authorized the district to apply to the Pennsylvania Department of Education for Flexible Instruction Days for the 2023-2024, 2024-2025, and 2025-2026 school years. Districts must reapply every three years.
Erie’s Public Schools uses Flexible Instruction Days (FIDs) when regular attendance at school is not possible (primarily due to inclement weather). FIDs are used primarily in the case of a declared city-wide emergency or if current or forecasted weather conditions are so severe as to potentially place children in clearly dangerous or unhealthy situations (such as completely impassable streets and/or sidewalks, extremely cold temperatures, dangerous wind chill, or loss of utilities to buildings).
On FIDs, students will remain at home to complete their lessons for the day. In the case of inclement weather or emergency, all district activities, including individual school programs, athletic events, and community events being held in district buildings, will be canceled.