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Houston County Schools won't make up weather days
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Houston County Schools won't make up weather days

HOUSTON COUNTY, GA – The Houston County School System will not make up the school days missed due to inclement weather.  On Feb. 20, 2014, the State Board of Education approved State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge’s recommendation to give school districts flexibility to decide whether or not to make up the days.  Superintendent Dr. Robin Hines has decided that Houston County will not make up the one day that exceeded the four days allowed for inclement weather.

“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,” commented Dr. Robin Hines.  “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.” 

Houston County schools were closed on Jan. 28, Jan. 29, Jan. 30, Feb. 12 and Feb 13, 2014, due to the weather.  Decisions to close were made in partnership with the Houston County Emergency Management Agency.  The state resolution that allows the waiver follows.

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