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Beaufort County School District announces weather make-up days for Hurricane Matthew

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The Beaufort County School District has named weather make-up dates for educational dates missed due to Hurricane Matthew.

According to the school district, South Carolina laws covering minimum instructional time meant that the district had to find a way to restore four days to first semester so that students could meet their course requirements.

After discussions Tuesday night with the Board of Education and Wednesday morning with school principals, Superintendent Jeff Moss said it was determined that the best way to do that was to make December 19-21 full instructional days with all schools operating on normal schedules, and December 22 a half day. 

The eight school days lost during Hurricane Matthew meant a total of nine lost first-semester because of an additional day missed last month during Tropical Storm Hermine.

The district’s winter break will now begin when school dismisses after a half-day of instruction on Thursday, Dec. 22.  Classes will resume on Wednesday, Jan. 4.

The lost instructional day from Tropical Storm Hermine had already been restored by having students return from winter break one day early, on Jan. 4 instead of Jan. 5.

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