Students will not have to make up missed days

by Celia Shortt

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Coweta County School Superintendent Dr. Steve Barker, right, and Human Resource Director Vince Bass show population and school enrollment information to members of the Coweta County Board of Education at Friday’s work session. 


Students will not have to make up school days missed by the recent winter storms, according to Coweta County School Superintendent Dr. Steve Barker.

He made the announcement at the Coweta Board of Education’s work session on Friday.

“This year, the weather got us,” he said. “I don’t think the options we have to make them up are going to bring us the benefit we would hope to get from them.”

Barker had asked for input from the school councils and school building leadership teams on the best way to make up the days. He and others weighed in with the information they brought to them and determined that not making them up was the best way to go.

“[It was a] great example to seek input of those advisory councils,” he said. “From that, for students, my recommendation would be we not make those days up.”

The options for making up the days were to add time to each school day, adding days at the end of the year, or not making them up at all.

“As I’ve stated before, the lost instructional time concerns us all,” said Barker. “It’s just the options are not very favorable.”

Board member Amy Dees said teachers have been doing an excellent job of helping students and accommodating their needs with making up the missed instruction.

“Teachers are really stepping up,” she said.

She also encouraged parents who are worried about the missed instructional time in regards to students’ needs for the CRCTs to talk to their children’s homeroom teachers. Dees said they will stay after school if needed for tutoring and do all they can to ensure all students are ready for the annual tests.

Barker said he will looking at next school year’s calendar and determining where inclement weather days could be put in case of severe weather at that time.

Coweta County teachers will need to make up the missed time from the snow days.



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