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.



More Local

Paramount Hospitality wins 2015 Small Business Award

Paramount Hospitality won the overall 2015 Small Business of the Year Award from the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce. Besides the overall ... Read More


Man accused of raping teenager

A 26-year-old man suspected of raping a teenage girl was arrested Aug. 14 following an investigation by the Newnan Police Department. The 16 ... Read More


Gas station robbed

Newnan police are on the lookout for a man who robbed the Marathon Gas Station on Hwy 34 early Friday. Around 6:50 a.m., a male wearing a ba ... Read More


Safes stolen in Ashley Park burglary

Two safes were stolen from an Ashley Park office following a pre-dawn burglary on Friday. At 2:58 a.m., officers responded to Ashley Furnitu ... Read More


Three Rivers at odds over quorum issues

The Three Rivers Regional Council has a problem – an attendance problem. The board – comprised of appointed and elected communit ... Read More

County launches text-911 service

Beginning Sept. 1, most citizens in Coweta County will be able to send a short message service (SMS) or text message to 911 for emergency he ... Read More