Horry County Schools explains why some staff must report to buildings during distance learning

Horry County Schools explains why some staff must report to buildings during distance learning
Horry County Schools (Source: WMBF News)

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – Students, teachers and staff are back in school after the long winter break, but the classrooms are empty.

Horry County Schools implemented two weeks of full-time distance learning due to the possibility of an uptick in cases after people spent time with loved ones during the holidays.

Students and teachers are not allowed in school buildings, but meanwhile, staff members were told to head back to work in-person.

Some voiced concerns about staff members heading back into buildings and WMBF News reached out to HCS to get some answers.

A spokesperson for HCS explained that while teachers and students work virtually, many other functions are needed in order to continue operations within the school district and can’t be done from home.

This support includes technology, counseling services, nutrition services, HR and payroll services.

Teachers and students in the brick-and-mortar program are expected to return to classrooms on Jan. 19.

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