Middle Georgia students may not have to make up snow days | News
Central Georgia students may not have to make up the snow days from the winter weather.
The Georgia Board of Education is looking over a proposal that would allow individual school districts to decide whether to make up school days that were missed during Governor Deal's declared state of emergency.
Matt Cardoza, spokesman for the Georgia Department of Education, said in a phone interview that the resolution was suggested because of the large number of missed days due to the winter storms. He said it would be difficult for some districts to make them up.
The proposal only addresses days missed during the declared state of emergency.
Cardoza said Governor Deal's state of emergency announcement during the week of Jan. 28 reached the entire state. However, his declaration during last week's storm only applied to certain counties.
Cardoza stresses that if the state board came to an agreement on the proposal, it would just give school districts the opportunity to decide if they want to make up school days.
"It does not mandate anything," he said, "It's offering them flexibility so that they can determine what's best in their communities."
The Georgia Board of Education is scheduled to meet on Thursday, Feb. 20 and are expected to discuss the proposal.
Most Central Georgia schools have missed 5 days due to winter weather since Jan. 1.