Schools in Charleston County will follow a regular schedule Wednesday, administrators said in a news conference today.
Berkeley County and Dorchester County District 2 schools reported they too will operate on a normal schedule on Wednesday.
Schools around the Lowcountry were making plans to deal with any continued effects of cold weather on Wednesday after widespread outages across the Lowcountry impacted area schools today.
Some schools lost power for up to three hours today, but those issues have been resolved by talking with SCE&G Co., school officials said. The power company has assured school officials that no schools in Charleston County should be without power on Wednesday.
Anticipating the frigid weather that was due to arrive in the Lowcountry early Tuesday, the district had delayed school opening by two hours because they did not want children going to school in the dark, officials said. But there were relatively few transportation problems, officials said. No more than 21 out of 400 buses were down Tuesday because of weather.
Authorities urged parents to have back-up plans to get children to school in the morning in case there are bus transportation problems, schools superintendent Dr. Nancy McGinley said.
On Tuesday, power outages were reported at the following schools:
Charleston County School District:
Buist Academy for Advanced Studies, Mary Ford Elementary, Dunston Primary School, Charleston County School Of the Arts, Academic Magnet High School, Liberty Hill Academy, North Charleston Creative Arts, Charleston Progressive Academy, Lowcountry Tech Academy, James Simons Elementary School.
Water outages were reported at West Ashley High School. The district reported around 11:20 a.m. that the problem had been resolved.
Power was restored at Drayton Hall Elementary School around 9:20 a.m., at James B. Edwards Elementary around 9:40 a.m. and at Murray LaSaine Elementary around 10 a.m.
Dorchester County School District 2:
Power was restored to Fort Dorchester Elementary School around 10:40 a.m., according to district spokeswoman Pat Raynor.
Berkeley County School District:
No power outages were reported in the district, according to district spokeswoman Susan Haire.
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