School systems throughout the state are taking different approaches to making up two snow days taken earlier this year. Contracted workers, such as teachers, are being required to make up the snow days to fulfill their contracts. Students will not unless additional days are taken later in the year.
Governor Sonny Perdue asked schools to cancel classes and activities Monday, Sept. 26 and Tuesday, Sept. 27, in order to conserve fuel in the event of a shortage from Hurricane Katrina.
According to Dr. Barry O'Neill, assistant to the superintendent in curriculum and instruction, McDuffie County staff members will make up their two days by keeping track of the extra time they spend after hours.
"They all spend time after school attending meetings or planning schedules, or chauffeuring events, so they will just keep track of that time," Dr. O'Neill said.
According to Morris News Service reports, Richmond County staff will make up their days by working two Saturdays in the spring; Columbia County will, like McDuffie County, keep track of their time spent before and after school hours; and Lincoln County will go early and stay late on several days.
In Warren County, staff will document their time by signing in for staff development sessions in the afternoons, said superintendent Carol Jean Carey.