With an entire week of school missed last week, a snow day on Tuesday, and additional days that will inevitably be missed before the week's end if current forecasts are correct, local school districts are close to having to figure out how to make up missed instructional time.
As of Monday night's board of education meeting, if Macon County students did not miss another day all year, they would finish the school year with 1,050 instructional hours. State law requires local school districts to have 1,025 instructional hours, leaving the district with 25 hours to work with before makeup days were planned. That number was quickly decreased on Tuesday when school was cancelled in Macon County due to more than three inches of snow that fell overnight.
Macon County Superintendent Dr. Chris Baldwin said that even if the school district is able to make it the rest of the year and meet the state's minimum requirement of 1,025 instructional hours, there is a larger issue on hand.