The Lexington-Richland School District Five School Board has approved the first three make-up days lost due to Hurricane Florence. Students in School District Five will now attend school on the following dates:
Monday, October 8. Students will attend school on this day, which was previously scheduled as a Staff Development/Teacher Work Day.
Friday, March 29. Students will attend school on this day, which was previously scheduled as a Teacher/Student Holiday.
Monday, April 22. Students will attend school on this day, which was previously scheduled as a Staff Development/Teacher Work Day.
The decision to close schools Sept. 11, 2018 – Sept. 14, 2018 was made under order of the governor as South Carolina prepared for the impacts of Hurricane Florence. The Board approved the three make-up days recommended by the district administration during a special-called Board meeting on Oct. 1.
Prior to the start of the current school year, the district included five potential make-up days for severe weather in the 2018-2019 calendar. Potential make-up days included Oct. 8, Nov. 6, Feb. 18, March 29 and April 22. The Nov. 6 day is no longer permitted as a make-up day, due to state guidelines closing schools on election day.
“We have been very intentional throughout the process, giving careful consideration to the make-up days before we brought them to the Board for approval,” said School District Five Superintendent Dr. Christina Melton. “We consulted with our principals, staff and district leaders to ensure our decision would provide the best possible way to make up lost instructional time with the least negative impact on our families.”