Horry County Schools announces make-up days following Hurricane Dorian

Back to School After Dorian

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) - Students and staff members in Horry County returned back to the classroom following Hurricane Dorian.

Horry County Schools were closed for four days to prepare for the evacuation ahead of the storm.

Going into the 2019-20 school year, due to previous events, the district increased makeup days from three to five days.

At an Horry County Board of Education meeting on Monday, Superintendent Rick Maxey announced a make-up day plan for the four days missed during Hurricane Dorian.

The make-up days are:

  • Monday, October 14
  • Tuesday, October 15
  • Friday, January 17
  • Tuesday, February 18

It was also noted that Jan. 16, 2020 will now be a full day, and Jan. 17, 2020 will be a half-day with a 2 1/2 hour early dismissal for students.

School officials inspected all school facilities on Friday morning to ensure that building utilities were fully operational and all debris were removed before reopening.

Lisa Bourcier, Horry County Schools spokesperson, said luckily there’s no structural damage to any school buildings or school buses. Maintenance has already cleaned up debris and replaced a few ceiling tiles following the storm. She said on Monday, teachers were planning to pick up their lesson plans where they left off before the storm and return to a normal schedule.

Bourcier said a few schools lost power during the storm, but were up and running Monday morning to welcome back all students and employees. Throughout the storm, four schools were used as public shelters.

Horry County Emergency Management officials said the max headcount throughout the storm was 739 people, with 3,700 meals served.

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