MILLEDGEVILLE — Baldwin County Schools will not make up snow days taken due to the recent inclement weather. After discussion at Monday’s work session the board unanimously agreed with School Superintendent Geneva Braziel’s recommendation that students should not make up the snow days based on the state school board’s special waiver.
Ice and snowstorms caused several schools in the state to cancel regularly scheduled school days. In response, the state department of education approved a resolution to increase the number of emergency days a district can take without special board approval. The resolution gave districts the option to not make up as many as nine school days that may have been canceled due to the inclement weather.
Braziel made the point that if Baldwin students were to make up the days missed they would have to come out of their spring break, March 31 through April 4, or at the completion of the school year, which would shorten summer break.
Under normal circumstances, Georgia schools are required to be open to students at least 180 days out of the year, but some districts receive waivers to have a shorter school year.