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Cartersville Schools Add Saturday Classes to Make Up for Snow Days

Schedule adjustment adds March 15 and 22 as school days.

The Cartersville School System has decided to make up some of its snow days with Saturday classes.

The school board decided Monday night it would adjust the school calendar to make up three of the seven days lost to ice and snow in January and February. Two of those days are Saturdays: March 15 and 22. The other makeup day is March 14, previously scheduled as a teacher workday.

At the meeting, Superintendent Howard Hinesley said preparation for CRCT and End of Course tests factored into the decision, according to a Daily Tribune report. Two full days of instruction on Saturdays were preferable to adding an amount of time to school days the rest of the year.

The state Board of Education said due to the unusually high occurrence of school closures this winter, local systems could forgive up to nine snow days. Hinesley told CBS Atlanta last week that Cartersville's seven days were too many to write off.

What do you think about the decision to use Saturday’s to make up for Snow Days? Tell us the comment below.

ray jay February 26, 2014 at 09:24 AM
School make up day on Saturdays is a dumb idea. If superintendent deems it necessary to make up 3 days why not add it on to the end of the year cause most students will not show up on Saturday.. Duh.. Also is Mr hinesley gonna work on these same Saturdays?

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