Griffin, GA - The Griffin-Spalding County Board of Education at its regular meeting on Tuesday, May 3, passed a resolution requesting a waiver for instructional-time missed as a result of the Thursday, April 28, tornado when school was closed.
The resolution has been sent to the Georgia Board of Education which will meet in a called meeting on Friday, May 6, to consider the waiver from our school system among other business.
Griffin-Spalding County School System Superintendent Dr. Curtis Jones said, "State rule 160-5-1.02 allows up to four days of school to be missed due to emergency closures. Our school system closed its doors for two days due to financial constraints and for three days during the January ice storm. After the ice storm, we added one instructional day to the end of the school year on May 26, 2011."
"After the tornado, we closed school at the request of law enforcement and emergency services." Dr. Jones concluded, "We hope that the State Board of Education will recognize our local hardship and excuse us from making up that one instructional day."