Education briefs: Houston won’t make up missed school days

Staff reportsFebruary 26, 2014 

Houston County High School won the 40th annual Georgia Southwestern State University School of Computing and Mathematics’ math tournament for GHSA-AAAAA.

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Houston won’t make up missed school days

Houston County schools will not make up school days missed due to bad weather.

Last week, the state school board decided to give local school districts flexibility in deciding whether to make up make up missed days. Generally, schools are allowed to miss four days. Houston missed five but will not make up that extra day, according to a news release.

“Our district is very fortunate in that we had a full school year of 180 days scheduled and also that we missed only five days this semester due to the winter weather,” Superintendent Robin Hines said in the release. “Many districts planned a school year with fewer days and also canceled school for more days this year.

“With this in mind, our district will not make up any of the days missed. I am confident that our teachers and students will work hard to catch up to still perform at the high level our community expects.”

The Peach County school board was scheduled to discuss what to do about missed school days at its study session Tuesday. A decision was not available at time of publication.

Houston students tops at math competition

Houston County High School students excelled at the Georgia Southwestern State University School of Computing and Mathematics’ annual math tournament Feb. 7.

Houston County High won the team competition in GHSA-AAAAA, and student Willa Wang won first place in the individual competition, according to a news release.

More than 400 students from 45 high schools competed in the event.

-- Staff reports

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