Greenville County students won’t have to make up January snow days

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Good news for Greenville County Schools students — they won’t have to make up the three days of school they missed in January because of a winter storm.

The Greenville County School Board voted in a special called meeting Tuesday to excuse the Jan. 17, 18, and 19 “snow days” missed because of icy roads.

So far this school year, Greenville County Schools has canceled six days of school because of weather. Schools were closed Sept. 11 and 12 because winds exceeded what is considered safe for high-profile vehicles such as school buses.

School was also canceled on Jan. 8 after a winter advisory issued the day before called for rain and warned of “sudden icing” and hazardous road conditions in the morning. The predicted conditions did not occur.

Students will make up those days during the three make-up days built into the school calendar — March 19, March 30, and April 27.

If any other days are missed because of bad weather, those days would have to be made up or forgiven by the South Carolina Board of Education.




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