Fort Dorchester High to have emergency virtual learning day Thursday, Friday due to power outage

Dorchester County News

UPDATE: DD2 officials say the emergency virtual instruction for Fort Dorchester High School will continue into Friday as crews work to resolve an electrical issue at the school.

“Families and staff will be notified when power is restored with an anticipated return to in person learning on Monday, September 20th,” said DD2 spokeswoman, Pat Raynor.


DORCHESTER, S.C. (WCBD) – Dorchester District Two (DD2) on Wednesday evening announced that Fort Dorchester High School will have an emergency virtual learning day on Thursday, September 16, due to a school-wide power outage.

According to DD2, the school “is experiencing a problem with the electrical system that has resulted in a loss of electricity for the entire school.  The problem has been identified as an issue that will require the school’s main breaker be replaced.”

Replacement parts are en route, and crews hope that power will be restored “at some point during the day on Thursday.”

Students are expected to return on Friday.

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