School districts begin announcing makeup dates after Hurricane Dorian

Updated: Sep. 9, 2019 at 10:57 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - For most Lowcountry school districts, Hurricane Dorian forced students to miss four days of school last week.

Now that classes are back in session, districts are referring to their school calendars issued before the school year began to determine make-up dates.

In Beaufort County, the Beaufort County Board of Education has approved three make-up days due to Hurricane Dorian. Below are the revised calendar days for all Beaufort County public schools:

  • Nov. 11 as a full instructional day.
  • Nov. 26 as a full instructional day.
  • Nov. 27 as a half-day.
  • March 13 as a full instructional day.

In Charleston County, makeup days will be Nov. 25, Nov. 26 and April 13. District spokesman Andy Pruitt said the district is required to make up at least three days missed for weather. Individual district school boards will meet to determine if the fourth day missed last week will be excused, he said.

In Colleton County, the Colleton County School Board of Trustees voted to make January 6, 2020 a regular school day instead of a school professional development/teacher work day, and to make February 17, 2020 a school professional development/teacher work day, to account for one of the four days the district was closed due to Hurricane Dorian. The remaining three days will be made-up with inclement weather days already placed into the district academic calendar. Those days are November 4, 2019, March 20, 2020, and April 10, 2020.

In Dorchester District 2, elementary school students will not be dismissed early on Wednesday, instead following a regular school schedule. A Sept. 19 open house for elementary school and a Sept. 24 open house for high schools has been rescheduled.

Check back for updates to this story as additional makeup dates are confirmed.

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