Background Information

  • A Flexible Instructional Day (FID) is a program available to public school entities to be used as an alternative approach to delivering instruction if a circumstance arises that prevents instruction in the customary manner.

    With the passage of Act 64 of 2016 (Act 64) Section 1506 of the Public School Code allows public school entities to develop an FID program to meet the 180 instructional day requirement of section 1501. Act 64 defines eligible school entities to include school districts, intermediate units, career and technical schools, charter schools and regional charter schools, as defined under section 1703-A. An FID program may be online, offline, or a combination of both.

    While public school entities are expected to build make-up days into their local school calendars, FID programs can support public school entities 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 another 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.


  • What is a Flexible Instructional Day (FID)?

  • How many Flexible Instructional Days can RTMSD use?

  • Can the FID be used for just one school or grade level?

  • How will RTMSD communicate that they are using a FID?

  • Will RTMSD transport my child to an out-of-district placement during a FID?

  • Where does my child go to access work?

  • What type of work will my student receive?

  • How should my child contact teachers for questions?

  • Where will the Zoom links be located?

  • How will my student be marked present for the day?

  • What if we lose power and my student cannot complete the work?