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  • Board sets three weather make-up days for Hurricane Dorian, waives fourth day

    Tuesday, September 17, 2019
    Board sets three weather make-up days
    for Hurricane Dorian, waives fourth day
    BEAUFORT – The Beaufort County Board of Education tonight approved three make-up days – and waived a fourth day – to compensate for instructional days missed due to Hurricane Dorian.
    District schools were closed four days Sept. 3-6.  South Carolina state law requires minimum numbers of instructional days or hours, depending on the grade levels of students.  Districts must incorporate three make-up days into their annual calendars, and once those three days are used, local boards of education have authority to waive up to three additional days.
    Tonight’s vote by the Board largely supported the 2019-20 calendar approved last January but added minor modifications.  The newly revised calendar includes:

    • November 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.
    That combination added three instructional days, and the Board voted to use its state statutory authority to waive the fourth day missed due to Dorian. 
    The district’s revised 2019-20 calendar will be posted this week on the district’s website (beaufortschools.net) under the “Students” and “Parents” tabs.
    Jim Foster
    Director of Communications
    Beaufort County School District
    843-322-2432 (office)
    843-441-1560 (mobile)
    843-322-2330 (fax)

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