Horry County School Board waives three days for weather

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – With both makeup days already in use, the Horry County School Board wants South Carolina's General Assembly to "forgive" two missed days from the end of January, even as another ice storm threatens the area.

"They've always said yes," said Horry County School Board Chairman Joe DeFeo, "and our legislative delegation says they expect it will pass."

The bitter ice storm that hit the Grand Strand and the Pee Dee kept Horry County students out of class for four days. Two of those days will be made up using scheduled makeup days on February 17 and March 28.

"You know you've got to make up class sometime," DeFeo said.

The school board requested a total of three days from the state to be waived, the maximum the school district can ask for. But if more winter weather causes cancellations, those days may have to be made up using Spring Break or Summer Vacation.

As the ice storm approaches, DeFeo says school leaders are monitoring the weather closely, but this storm could cause major headaches.

"This storm looks like it could end up being worse," he said.

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