CCSD votes to forgive storm makeup day, welcomes new board members

Charleston County News

CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) – Students will not have to make up a day of class due to Hurricane Michael in October.

Schools were closed back on October 11th in anticipation for the storm.

The school board on Monday voted in favor of waiving the make-up day.  It is the second of three days the board can choose to forgive.

Ahead of that decision, the newest board members with the Charleston County School District were sworn into office.

Board member Cindy Bohn Coats says she expects big things from this group.

“I think everybody, throughout the course of the campaign, was dedicated to changing the status quo of education in Charleston County,” she said. “I think you are going to see exciting things coming out of this group.”

The board also approved goals presented by Superintendent Dr. Gerrita Postlewait. Those goals include new approaches for the lowest-performing schools, a new budget model to provide greater support for under-served students, revamping magnet and school choice for quality and equity, and expanding career programs; the arts, health curriculum and safety measures.

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