Berkeley and Dorchester District 2 will make up some of the days students missed over the past several weeks due to inclement weather.
Schools were closed for ice and power outages Jan. 29 and 30, and Feb. 12 and 13. Dorchester 2 also was closed Feb. 14, when Berkeley had a scheduled teacher work day.
Dorchester 2 had previously announced that it would change a teacher work day scheduled for March 14 into an instructional day, and on Monday decided to add March 5 and April 30, originally set as early dismissal days, as full days.
Berkeley County on Tuesday voted to make a full day out of March 21, a planned half day for elementary and middle school; add an instructional day on April 21, which was supposed to be a work day; and add a day on May 26, currently scheduled as the Memorial Day holiday.
"We realize this is a holiday and some people have plans," said Deputy Superintendent Archie Franchini of Memorial Day. "We believe that instructional days are important. Our alternatives are at the end of the school year, which is after exams and, in some cases, graduation."
Both districts had planned make-up days on June 2, 3 and 4, but officials did not want to use those days because they are after exams and graduations. Dorchester's graduations are planned for May 31, and Berkeley County's are set for May 30 and June 2.
Officials said they are also awaiting a decision from the Legislature, which could allow districts to forgive the inclement weather days.
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