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Several school districts operating on 2-hour delay

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Due to frigid temperatures forecasted again for Wednesday morning, school districts are again delaying start times and canceling activities.

All schools and offices in Lexington-Richland School District Five will operate on a two-hour delay on Wednesday amid continued low temperatures. Students and staff should report two hours later than normal schedule. Bus routes will also be delayed by two hours. Please note that Wednesday's delayed start for high school students has been canceled. High School students should report two hours later than they would on a regular school day.

Lexington County School District One will delay the opening of school Wednesday by two hours for all students. All employees should report to work at their normal time. Child development classes for 3-year-olds and 4-year-old kindergarten classes will not meet Wednesday. In an effort to disrupt families as little as possible, Lexington One will allow the parents of car riders to drop off students at the normal time if parents need to go on to work. The district will serve a breakfast such as cereal, toast, juice and milk. Afterschool programs will operate on a regular schedule. School administrators, however, will make decisions about other afterschool extracurricular activities at the school level.

Lexington School District Two will again delay the opening of school for two hours on Wednesday. Administrators, custodians, maintenance employees and food service employees are to report for work at their regular time. Teachers, teacher assistants, and office support staff are to report to work one hour later than their normal arrival time. Bus drivers will be given their time to report by the Lexington Two transportation office.  

All Lexington County School District Three schools will operate on a two-hour delay again for Wednesday. Students who ride the bus should report to their bus stops two hours later than usual. Car-riders should report to their schools two hours later than usual. The following schedule will be in place for the start of school on Wednesday. B-L Primary and B-L Elementary will start at 9:45 a.m.; B-L Middle will start at 9:55 a.m.; and B-L High will start at 10:05 a.m. No breakfast will be served at any school on January 8, but lunch will be served at all schools on January 8. There was no Common Planning/Early Release scheduled for Wednesday, January 8, so students will be dismissed from their schools at the normal times. The B-L Primary and B-L Elementary Schools' Afterschool Programs will be held on Wednesday Lexington Three teachers, teaching assistants and students should report to their respective schools on a two-hour delay schedule. All other employees should report to their schools/offices as directed by their supervisors.

Lexington Four will have a two-hour delay Wednesday. All 240 day employees will report to work at their regularly scheduled time. All teachers and other staff will report on a one hour delay.

Richland School District Two will operate on a two-hour delay on Wednesday. Students who ride the bus should report to their bus stops two hours later than usual. Car-riders should report to their schools two hours later than usual. Employees who have not been notified otherwise, should report to work two hours later than usual. Late start for high school students has been canceled. Please use the same bus and school schedule as Tuesday, January 7. High school classes will begin at 10:30 a.m.

Richland One will operate on a two-hour delayed start schedule Wednesday. Buses will pick up students two hours later than the normal pick-up times, and school will start two hours later than the regularly scheduled start times. Employees should report to work two hours later than their normal work start times.

Richland One afterschool programs scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday have been canceled. These cancellations include afterschool comprehensive remediation programs, athletics tutorial programs and child care programs. The cancellations do not include afterschool athletics activities.

Kershaw County School District schools will open on a two-hour delay for students Wednesday. Staff will report at their normal time. Three- and four-year-old students in morning classes will not attend. Breakfast will be served. Although the start of class time is delayed two hours, parents who need to drop off their students at the regular start time may still do so as the employees will be on site to supervise. Students who ride the bus should report to their bus stops two hours later than usual. "This morning we did have one school without power until 7:30 a.m. and a few buses that would not operate even with the extra time to warm up so today's two-hour delay was helpful to ensure a smooth opening," said KCSD Communications Director Mary Anne Byrd.  "We really appreciate everyone's cooperation with this schedule adjustment."

The Fairfield County School District will operate on a two-hour delay Wednesday.

All Newberry County Schools will operate on a two-hour delayed schedule. Buses will run two hours later than the regular route time and schools will begin two hours later than usual. Pre-kindergarten classes which meet only in the morning will not be held. All employees are to report at their regular time as conditions permit.

Meanwhile, in Orangeburg County, Orangeburg Consolidated School District 4 announced a two-hour delay for Wednesday morning for both faculty and staff.

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Temperatures are expected to be in the low to mid 20's Wednesday morning, but the wind won't be a factor. We'll finally climb above freezing by late-morning.

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