No make-up days scheduled for Grady County students
Grady County students have missed a total of eight school days so far for the 2018-2019 year. This has been mostly due to events related to bad weather. According to Grady County Schools Superintendent Dr. Kermit Gilliard, there are currently no plans to make up these missed days, and the school year is still planned to end on May 24. However, teachers may have to make up a missed day; the decision has not been made yet.
The most recent missed day was on Friday, April 19, as the National Weather Service issued a widespread warning of severe weather, high winds, and the potential risk of tornadoes. It was predicted that the high winds would happen while students would be at school waiting for their bus to arrive. As Dr. Gilliard explained, school buses would not be able to compete with those kinds of winds. Students were able to return to school the following Monday.
Because of the choice to close school, yearly standardized testing was postponed until the following week for 8th graders.