Florence School District 3 announces make-up days following storm

Florence School District 3 announces make-up days following storm

LAKE CITY, SC (WMBF) - Florence County School District Three's board of trustees approved Superintendent Laura Hickson's recommendation to make up six of the eight school days missed due to Hurricane Matthew.

According to a district press release, the make-up days are:

  • Nov. 21 and 22, which were originally part of Thanksgiving break
  • Dec 21, which was scheduled to be the first day of the winter break but was also the first of three scheduled weather days built into the calendar as required by state law. Dec. 20 will now be a full school day and Dec. 21 will be a half day: Lake City Early Childhood Center, J.C. Lynch Elementary, Scranton Elementary and Olanta Elementary will dismiss at 11 a.m.; Min Street Elementary will dismiss at 11:15 a.m.; The Alternative Center for Education will dismiss at 11:45 a.m.; Ronald E. McNair Junior High will dismiss at 11:50 a.m.; J. Paul Truluck Intermediate will dismiss at 12 p.m.; and Lake City High School will dismiss at 12:15 p.m.
  • Jan 2, which was designated as a teacher workday
  • Feb 10, which was scheduled as a professional day for teachers but also as the second weather day built into the calendar
  • Apr. 17, which was the third weather day built into the calendar.

The days will be made up before state standardized testing begins and four of the days will be made up during the first semester, the release stated.

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