Aiken County School Board to consider makeup days for Hurricane Florence

September 23, 2018

The Aiken County School Board will consider makeup days for the two days students missed Sept. 11 and 14 because of Hurricane Florence on Tuesday at its regular meeting.

The Board will meet at 7 p.m. at the Aiken County Public School district office at 1000 Brookhaven Drive.

The school district’s administration has recommended Oct. 19 as the makeup day for Sept. 11 and Feb. 18, 2019, as the makeup day for Sept. 14, according to the meeting’s agenda.

By state law, school districts are required to designate three days in their calendars as makeup days for extreme weather and other conditions. The district’s third weather day is March 22, 2019.

In other business, the Board will hear the final architectural plans for the new Graniteville Elementary School, which will be at the former Byrd Learning Center. Architects Goodwyn Mills Cawood have completed the final working drawings for the project, according to the agenda. The Board approved the name of the new school Sept. 11 at its regular meeting.

In other business, the Board will hear items as follows:

• Roof engineering services for roof projects at schools across the district

• Submission of the Fuel Up to Play 60 Grant for School Food Services

• Policy changes related to the expiration of the Teacher and Employee Retention Incentive, or TERI, program on final reading

• Requests from international travel and exchange programs to place foreign exchange students in district schools.

Under the Office of District Superintendent, the Board will hear the “Annual Report.”

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