ROBERTA, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) -- Crawford County schools will open later this year, and have a shorter calendar as a result of state funding cuts.
Superintendent John Douglas sent a news release to 41NBC with the automated phone message that is going out to parents to notify them of the change. It says:
"Hello! Hope everyone is having a great summer. The school calendar has changed as of today. In response to extreme state funding cuts the Crawford County Board of Education approved a 160 day student calendar. Teachers will return on August 27th. Students will return on Tuesday, September 3rd. Open House will be Thursday, August 29th from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. We will see you on the 3rd of September."
We're working to get more information on this for you. Check back with 41NBC for the latest.