Schools likely won’t have to make up day

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Local school superintendents say they are hopeful students and teachers won’t have to make up Monday’s missed school day.

“School years are based on hours instead of days,” Andalusia Superintendent Ted Watson said. “I believe we have enough excess hours built in the year to make up his day that we missed.”

Opp Superintendent Michael Smithart said his system also should be able to meet the required hourly equivalent for number of days of attendance in the event that state officials don’t grant an official waiver for Monday.

Covington County Schools Superintendent Shannon Driver said county officials will look at their options Tuesday, but also are hopeful that they are covered.

Each of the three systems has only one more vacation/holiday built into the schedule. Andalusia and Opp students are out on Good Friday, April 14, and county students are out on April 21.

The three superintendents agreed to cancel classes Monday due to the threat of severe weather.