Board chairman: HCS officials to decide Monday if students head back to school, continue remote learning

Board chairman: HCS officials to decide Monday if students head back to school, continue remote learning
Horry County Schools gives first look inside classrooms ahead of the 2020-2021 school year

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – Leaders of Horry County Schools will meet Monday to decide if students return to school later this month as planned, or continue to learn fully virtually.

This is according to a Friday update from Horry County School Board Chairman Ken Richardson.

HCS officials announced in December that students would move to remote learning for two weeks after returning from the winter break.

The first day of virtual learning was Jan. 4. As it stands, students are expected to return to a hybrid learning model on Jan. 19. That could change based on what district leaders decide on Monday.

Horry County Schools implemented two weeks of full-time distance learning due to the possibility of an uptick in COVID-19 cases after people spent time with loved ones during the holidays.

HCS’ work session is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. on Jan. 11.

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