New changes, additions coming to Berkeley Co. Schools

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Teachers and staff are completing necessary training and brushing up on new classroom techniques as they prepare for school to start back up in the next few weeks.

Nexton Elementary School in Summerville is the only new school opening this fall in the Berkeley County School District.

But changes are also coming for high school students who will now be on what is called 4x4 block scheduling. That means students only have four classes per day that meet for half the year. At the start of the second semester, students will have a new set of classes. Last year, some schools were still on an A/B schedule, which meant specific classes met on "A" days and the others met on the "B" days.

In another change, the board approved a "Bring Your Own Device" policy, otherwise known as BYOD. Students in all schools will be allowed to bring laptops, e-readers, cell-phones, and hand-held computers to use for educational purposes. The students would have to fill out a form in order to bring those devices into the classroom.

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