LIST: Lowcountry school districts announce Thursday delays due to weather

LIST: Lowcountry school districts announce Thursday delays due to weather

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Charleston, Berkeley, Georgetown and Williamsburg county school districts have announced delayed starts of school on Thursday due to weather.

Dorchester District 2 and 4 will be running on normal schedules.


Officials with the Charleston County School District have announced a two hour delay for students. Morning kaleidoscope programs will also be delayed two hours.

Principals, Teachers, and Administrators are on a one hour delay.

ALL half day programs (morning and afternoon) will be canceled. This includes:

  1. Child Development
  2. SAIL
  3. Low Country Tech
  4. Special Needs

First Baptist School of Charleston will open on a two-hour delay.

Trident Academy in Mt. Pleasant will open on a two-hour delay.

Charleston Baptist Preschool delayed one hour.


Officials say all Berkeley County Schools will operate according to a three-hour delay due to forecasts of extremely cold weather and the impact that the extreme temperatures would have on the district's aging bus fleet.

"At this time, there are no expected cancellations of the district's after-school childcare or programming tomorrow afternoon," a press release by the district stated."We are asking all parents and guardians to dress children warmly tomorrow. Hats, gloves, coats, and sweaters will be helpful in keeping children warm."

Officials at Metro North School in Goose Creek say they will be closed on Thursday as well.

School at Little People Big World Academy in Ladson delayed 3 hours.


Officials with the Williamsburg County School District have announced a two-hour delay opening for students and a one-hour delay for school and district staff.


Georgetown County School District officials say they will be operating on a two-hour delayed schedule. Employees will report to work on their regular schedule.

"To accommodate working parents with school car riders and school employees with children, all school buildings will be open to receive students who may arrive early on Thursday," stated a Georgetown County School District press release." Elementary schools will receive students at 7:20 a.m., and all middle and high schools will receive students at 7:30 a.m."


Dorchester District 2 & 4 officials say their schools will operate on a regular schedule.

"Bus transportation will operate on a cold weather plan with drivers arriving early to start buses," stated a press release by Dorchester County District 2." Mechanics will also be available to handle possible mechanical issues to ensure that buses run on schedule, minimizing the time students are at the bus stop.  Parents are reminded to please dress students warmly tomorrow with coats, hats, and gloves. "


According to the school district's website, Colleton County schools will operate on a normal schedule.

"Bus drivers have been instructed to allow a brief time at bus stops, at locations that are reasonable, for children to make it to the bus," according to the school district's website.


A Wind Chill Advisory has been issued for the Lowcountry as the coldest air in nearly a year heads to the area Wednesday night. That advisory runs until 11 a.m. on Thursday.

Wind chills will fall to the single digits overnight and Thursday morning as arctic air and strong winds combine to create very blustery conditions.

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