School cancelled, will resume Tuesday
Will be required to make up 3 days
Newton County schools are scheduled to open their doors for students and teachers once again Tuesday morning after a week’s worth of ice and slush kept many side streets too dangerous for driving. The week off coupled with Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. holiday will not be free though, and several days will have to be made up.
According to Newton County School Superintendent Dr. Gary Mathews, daily consultation with the system’s operations personnel, along with regular updates from the National Weather Service and various government entities helped cement his decision to keep school closed through today. Georgia attendance requirements say that three of those days must be made up. Mathews said those make-up days will be determined at a later time.
The weather also forced a delay in the swearing in of new board of education members Jeffrey Meadors, Shakila Henderson-Baker and Abigail Morgan-Coggin and the board’s monthly work session. The new board members will be sworn in at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and they will then hold a combined work session and meeting at 7 p.m.