As everybody knows, Horry County experienced extremely cold weather during the week of January 26 – February 1 and February 9 – February 14. Because of the freezing temperatures, sheets of ice formed on the roads prohibiting students and staff from being able to transport to and from school.
Since ice formed on trees as well, it had lead to trees falling resulting in power outages and even more transportation issues. Because of this, students and staff had a total of 6 days off from school and work.
Most of the controversy regarding this issue is whether or not we should make up the days.
Assistant principal Deron Dolfi said, “Right now we are scheduled to make up two days that students were scheduled to have off, and teachers were scheduled for in service. As for the remaining days, I think the school board is working with the state legislatures to address student makeup days”.
Both students and staff have varied opinions on whether or not we should make up the rest of the days missed.
An anonymous source stated, “I don’t care whether or not we have to make up the days we missed. It doesn’t matter in the end. I like attending school because this is where my friends are and I get to see them often, but I’d learn just as much with the missed days as without them.”
Myrtlebeachonline.com wrote in an article that, “Horry County Schools has the green light to seek a waiver from the General Assembly to exempt the district from up to three makeup days lost to extreme weather conditions”.
Hopefully the worst is past us and we can continue to have a great school year with little interruptions. Despite surrounding counties, Horry County is in school February 14, and will continue to have school until further notice. Possible makeup days will be announced shortly.
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