November 11 and 26 and March 13 are full days. November 27 is a half-day.

Three make-up days approved by the Board of Ed
Posted on 09/24/2019
Weather make-up days

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Board sets three weather make-up days
for Hurricane Dorian, waives fourth day

BEAUFORT – The Beaufort County Board of Education tonight approved three make-up days – and waived a fourth day – to compensate for instructional days missed due to Hurricane Dorian.

District schools were closed four days Sept. 3-6.  South Carolina state law requires minimum numbers of instructional days or hours, depending on the grade levels of students.  Districts must incorporate three make-up days into their annual calendars, and once those three days are used, local boards of education have authority to waive up to three additional days.

Tonight’s vote by the Board largely supported the 2019-20 calendar approved last January but added minor modifications.  The newly revised calendar includes:

  • November 11 as a full instructional day.

  • Nov. 26 as a full instructional day.

  • Nov. 27 as a half-day.

  • March 13 as a full instructional day.

That combination added three instructional days, and the Board voted to use its state statutory authority to waive the fourth day missed due to Dorian. 

The district’s revised 2019-20 calendar will be posted this week on the district’s website (beaufortschools.net) under the “Students” and “Parents” tabs.