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York, Chester, Lancaster county schools announce snow makeup days

In this file photo, Dylan Ragz throws a snowball at his friends Luke Henley and Zachary Witham as Tega Cay receives a blanket of snow on Jan. 16. York, Chester and Lancaster schools have announced when students will make up the recent snow days.
In this file photo, Dylan Ragz throws a snowball at his friends Luke Henley and Zachary Witham as Tega Cay receives a blanket of snow on Jan. 16. York, Chester and Lancaster schools have announced when students will make up the recent snow days. Special to The Herald

Schools were closed multiple days this month due to a winter storm that brought multiple inches of snow and below-freezing temperatures to the York County area. Local districts have announced when students will make up those days.

Schools were also closed Sept. 11, 2017 due to Hurricane Irma-related heavy winds and rain. Under state law, schools have to be in session 180 days a year.

Due to the weather-related closings, Feb. 16 and 19 and March 30 are regular school days for Rock Hill and Clover students.

Rock Hill administration will ask the school board to waive the fourth makeup day, said Superintendent Kelly Pew.

Under state law, school districts must use three makeup days. After the first three days, local school boards can forgive up to three more days. The South Carolina Board of Education can forgive up to three days after that.

For Fort Mill students, Feb. 19 and March 30 are now regular days due to snow-related closings. Fort Mill students made up Sept. 11 on Oct. 30, 2017.

York students will be in school on Feb. 16 and 19 and March 16 as makeup days. York administration plans to ask the school board to waive the fourth makeup day, said Tim Cooper, spokesperson for the district.

For Chester County students, Feb. 19 and March 30 are now regular days. May 30 will be a full day instead of a half day, while June 1 becomes the last day of school and is a half day.

Lancaster County students will make up closings on Feb. 19 and March 9. Lancaster students made up Sept. 11 on Oct. 9, 2017.

Amanda Harris: 803-329-4082

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