CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The summer is coming to an end for the rest of the children in the Lowcountry as Charleston and Georgetown County schools return to the classroom Wednesday.
A lot of children will report to different schools because of the seismic relocation plan. In addition to the seven new campuses opening their doors for the first time Wednesday, students at five schools deemed seismically unsafe will be reporting to different schools today.
Students at James Simons Elementary will report to Brentwood; students at Memminger will also report to Brentwood; students at Buist will go to Wando South; students at Charleston Progressive will report to the Berry Campus in North Charleston and students at Sullivans Island Elementary will report to Whitesides Elementary in Mount Pleasant.
A few months ago, the Charleston County school board voted to close those five schools because they were determined to be unsafe if we were to experience even a moderate earthquake.
This year the district is spending millions to make major safety improvements for those schools.