Snow make up: Two days of classes added to Rock Hill school calendar

rsouthmayd@heraldonline.comMarch 11, 2014 

FILE. Snow storm in York County on Feb. 12. Zoe Maxwell sleds Wednesday on Summerwood Dr. in Rock Hill.

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Two more school days are now on the calendar for Rock Hill students to make up for January’s and February’s winter storms that left students out of school for five days.

The Rock Hill school board voted this week to use the final two weather-related make-up days – Monday, March 24, and Thursday, June 5. State law requires school districts to schedule three make-up days in their annual calendar.

Both days had been scheduled as teacher workdays.

June 5 will now be the last day of school for students. The last day of school in Rock Hill is traditionally a half day, but officials haven’t set the schedule for June 5.

The Legislature last week approved a bill that would allow school districts to forgive up to five days of missed classes because of weather, after all mandated scheduled make-up days have been used.

Gov. Nikki Haley has yet to sign the bill, but in February, spokesman Doug Mayer said she supports statewide bills that let school districts make their own decisions.

If the bill becomes law, Rock Hill school officials will consider whether to forgive the three additional snow days or make them up.

Rachel Southmayd •  803-329-4072

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