CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Officials with the Charleston County School District have announced bus route closures and delays for Friday.
CCSD officials released the following statement on Thursday:
Charleston County School District is aware of the developing flood situation in the northernmost and southernmost portions of the county. We anticipate that flood waters in these areas may impact some of our students and staff members.
CCSD has already provided an emergency Red Cross shelter at the C.C. Blaney campus in Hollywood, and we are in the process of providing a shelter for the Red Cross at the old McClellanville Middle School campus in McClellanville.
At this time, we do not anticipate any impact on our school buildings or the vast majority of bus routes. Therefore, we do not anticipate any school closures at this time.
The safety of our students always comes first, and we will continue to make decisions on a "safety first" basis while also striving to preserve the instructional day for as many students as possible.
We are in continuous contact with local, county, and state emergency management officials as South Carolina continues to brace for more damage due to flooding. Right now, officials are assessing these regions. If we need to make any changes to bus route closures or school schedules, we will notify parents in the affected areas as soon as we receive information.
For other areas of Charleston County, we still have some (many fewer) impacted bus route closures and delays/alternate routes for tomorrow.
Our thoughts are with those who have been affected already by the terrible weather event of this past week, and those who are now being impacted once again by continued flooding. We are proud of our lowcountry community and our state for exhibiting such strength, generosity, and willingness to lend a hand to those in need. We appreciate everyone's patience as we work together to forge past these challenges.