SC superintendent approves local school districts’ reopening plans

SC superintendent approves local school districts? reopening plans

SOUTH CAROLINA — South Carolina’s state superintendent has signed off on reopening plans for several local school districts.

State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman approved 25 school district reopening plans Thursday, including Fort Mill School District, Rock Hill School District Lancaster County School District and York School District.

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“School district leaders, working alongside their local communities, continue to put forward high-quality options for parents that take into account the academic and social needs of students along with the safety precautions and protocols required in the current pandemic environment,” Spearman said.

Each district’s plan acts differently.

First, every district has an all-virtual option. Below is for families who choose classroom instruction.

In Fort Mill, it is different by grade level. For middle and high schoolers, it will be A/B teams and students will go to class every other day, while learning remotely the rest of the days.

Elementary students will do the same A/B schedule for the first four weeks but plan to return to the classroom five days a week on Sept. 28.

In Rock Hill, there is an A, B and C group. The C group will go to class one day a week, while A and B will alternate days between Tuesday and Friday.

York will also operate on an A/B team schedule. The A team will be in school on Mondays and Tuesdays while the B team will attend classes on Thursday and Friday.

Lancaster County's plan is the same as York's, with the A/B schedule bookending the week.

Clover's plan was approved last week. Elementary students will go back five days a week while middle and high schoolers have A/B days.

Clover and York both start on Aug. 24. All other districts begin on Aug. 31.

>>In the video at the top of the page, Channel 9′s South Carolina bureau reporter Greg Suskin breaks down the newly approved reopening plans and the impact they’ll have on local families.

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