Richland One approves four new school makeup days

Richland One approves four new school makeup days

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The Richland One Board of Commissioners held an emergency meeting Tuesday morning to figure out how and when students would make up the seven days of school they missed during historic flooding.

The district had already scheduled three makeup days into the school year calendar. Students will now attend on all three days. Those include Feb. 15, March 18 and May 30.

They also approved the four days recommended by district administration. Students will now be required to attend on Oct. 23, which was originally scheduled as a teacher workday. The other new makeup days include Nov. 6, Feb. 12, and May 31.

The board passed the decision unanimously, but there was one question.

"Just looking ahead, if we find ourselves in a situation again where we lose days, what else do we have? Besides, I guess we have the MLK weekend and the half days," said Commissioner Beatrice King.

Chariman Vince Ford responded saying a wet winter has been predicted, and some of this school year's half days may have to become full days if winter weather cancels school at any point. He also said the district could be forced to dip into student breaks it's protected up to now.

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