No makeup days for snow

by Celia Shortt

Students in Coweta County will not be required to make up the school days missed during the severe winter weather experienced last week, according to Coweta School Superintendent Dr. Steve Barker.

“Due to the fact that the Coweta County Board of Education has maintained a full 180-day school calendar for instruction, we will not need to schedule additional instructional days for students to meet state requirements,” he said in a letter to parents sent home with Coweta students on Tuesday. “Our school system’s holidays will remain as scheduled.”

Coweta County school employees, however, will need to make up the four days missed last week and the two missed ones from earlier in January.

Last week, the Coweta County School System used four snow days after the area was hit with cold temperatures, ice and snow.

The weather conditions crippled metro Atlanta and areas on the southside, including Coweta, and forced city and county school closings. The school system has used six snow days so far this year.

In January, officials closed school for two days because of frigid temperatures in the single digits.



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