Bibb schools remind parents of half-days

The Bibb County school system sent letters home to many parents Wednesday, as well as to some last week, as a reminder that the last two days of classes this school year will be half-days for students.

On May 20-21, high school students will be released at 10:30 a.m., middle school students at 10:50 a.m. and elementary students at 11:45 a.m. Hutchings Career Center students will be released at 11 a.m.

This year, the school board approved employee furloughs and two student half days in response to state budget cuts.According to the letter to parents, Bibb sustained severe budget cuts that made furloughs necessary.

That eliminated some planning days, and in order to allow teachers to have time to complete grading and other essential paperwork, the school board changed the last two regular school days into student half-days.

“It was a reminder to parents,” said Chris Floore, Bibb County school system spokesman. “We want to make sure they are aware of the half-days at the end of the school year and the need for them.”