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News Education Superintendent explains weather impact on school calendar

Macon County has been overwhelmed with inclement winter weather in the past few weeks, forcing school closures. With schools being closed both Wednesday and Thursday of this week alone, some parents have expressed concern regarding the possibility of students attending Saturday school to make up days. According to Superintendent Dr. Chris Baldwin, even with Thursday's cancellation, Macon County is still on track to be able to complete the 1,025 "in-seat" time hours required by state law.

Previously, school districts were required to attend 185 school days and complete 1,025 hours of in-seat time. A recent change to the calendar law on the state level recently changed that to 185 days or 1,025 hours, to offer some flexibility for local districts.

Dr. Baldwin stated that no Saturday school days are expected at this time, and if weather continues to force school closings, two workdays are scheduled that can be used as instruction days if needed. The work days are scheduled for the end of March and another at the end of the school year.


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