Bibb won’t add make-up weather days

mstucka@macon.comJanuary 17, 2014 

Bibb County students won’t have to spend any warm days in school to make up for the cold days.

School board members late Thursday accepted Interim Superintendent Steve Smith’s recommendation not to add any additional days to this year’s school calendar.

Schools were closed for two days earlier this month because of what the system called “extreme weather concerns.” Intense cold struck, and freezing rain had been forecast for one of the days.

Smith said he didn’t want to recommend adding some make-up days to this year’s school calendar because, with the system’s longer-than-required school days, students are in essence already attending another 13 or 14 extra days. Smith suggested he and the school board could reconsider if more inclement weather struck.

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