Education

Beaufort County Schools to reopen Monday. When will students make up the missed days?

A classroom in the mobile classroom building is prepped and waiting for fifth grade students at Pritchardville Elementary. The school offers their students a wide variety of flexible seating options – from bean bag chairs to stool-like chairs. The mobile is structured more like a traditional brick and mortar building with classrooms on both sides of a central hallway.
A classroom in the mobile classroom building is prepped and waiting for fifth grade students at Pritchardville Elementary. The school offers their students a wide variety of flexible seating options – from bean bag chairs to stool-like chairs. The mobile is structured more like a traditional brick and mortar building with classrooms on both sides of a central hallway. dmartin@islandpacket.com

After canceling school for four days due to Hurricane Florence, the Beaufort County School District will resume classes Monday.

The school district had originally planned to make a decision over the weekend, but district spokesperson Jim Foster said this would give teachers and families more time to prepare.

“Our goal is to give any employees who evacuated as early a notice as possible,” Foster said.

Decisions on when makeup days will take place will be made by the Beaufort County Board of Education next week, he said.

Under South Carolina law, each school district must build three makeup days into their calenders. For Beaufort County, those days are Nov. 21, June 3 and June 4.

Local school boards then have the option to waive an additional three days when schools are closed due to snow, extreme weather conditions or other disruptions.

The board of education will have its next meeting Tuesday night.

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