Students in the Darlington County School District (DCSD) will make up
three of the five school days missed due to inclement weather. The
Darlington County Board of Education voted this week to forgive the
remaining two missed student days, pending the approval of snow day
legislation currently before lawmakers.
South Carolina state law requires school districts to make up all
school days missed due to inclement weather (South Carolina 59-1-425).
The law further stipulates school districts must designate at least
three make-up days on the school calendar. Under legislation pending in
the South Carolina House and Senate, local school boards have the
flexibility to forgive up to five missed student days once the first
three have been addressed.
The DCSD Board of Education approved changing February 28, March 3,
and April 21 to regular school days. Students are expected to be in
class for these three days, and attendance will be taken.
The school board also approved a plan for teachers to make up the two
professional development days impacted by the inclement weather.
Teachers will make up the parent-teacher conference day by arriving
early and staying late on designated days. Each school will notify
parents of the school’s schedule. Teachers will also work on June 6 to
make up the second day.