MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Horry County has already used up the pre-scheduled make-up days, and students are expected to be in classrooms on February 17 and March 28. But that still leaves two snow days, and there aren't many free days left on the calendar.
On Monday evening, the school board will consider forgiving the rest of the missed days because of the weather. The General Assembly can give the school board this power, in the event of snow, extreme weather, or other serious disruptions.
Even though the district still has two days to account for, the waiver being presented will waive up to three days. That way, the district will have an extra buffer day to use just in case there are more extreme weather conditions. Otherwise, opening up schools during spring break might have to be an option.
One former teacher feels the options make sense, and says extending the school year could just cause more problems.
"The end of the school year is when it starts getting warm and sunny and they want to be outside," explained Judy Dodson, a former teacher. "It can be rather exasperating for teachers to continue to engage their students."
The Horry County School Board will discuss the options for the remaining school days Monday evening at the school board meeting. The waiver has to have a majority vote in order to pass.