COLUMBUS, Ga. -
Muscogee County School District staff will have to make up the 15 hours of work they missed earlier this year because of winter weather.
WRBL News 3 obtained a memo sent from the district to employees explaining to them that they would have to log an extra 15 hours. The district says this is a precautionary measure to insure they are compliant with the law:
"For teachers, this is not difficult, since many extend their days past 8 hours already with lesson planning, homework grading, parent communication, PTA and other meetings, and training off their regular hours," school district Director of Communications Valerie Fuller tells News 3 in a released statement. "Our teachers are only being asked to affirm they have made up the majority of the hours we closed due to weather by these other duties for audit documentation purposes."
A Georgia Department of Education spokesperson tells News 3 it is up to the discretion of each individual district to decide if staff and students make up missed time.
Students will not have to make up missed classroom instruction time.