Some Lexington County students to make up days lost for weather

02/20/2014 6:42 PM

02/20/2014 6:43 PM

Some Lexington County students will make up three days of instruction lost in last week’s snow and ice storm.

Lexington 4 students will be in class instead of off on March 14, April 21 and the Memorial Day holiday May 26 to replace all cancelled classes, while those in Lexington 1 will be in school March 14 and April 21, officials said Thursday.

Schools elsewhere in the Columbia area still are pondering what to do, partly waiting to see whether the Legislature allows them to skip missed time.

All school districts already had one to two days to make up from a late January snow before last week’s storm. Districts already have scheduled those makeup days.

The 3,100 students in the Gaston-Swansea area will be in class regardless of whether the days lost can be forgiven.

“Every day of instruction is vital to the progress of our students and the success of our district,” Lexington 4 spokeswoman Lisa Ingram said. “The district’s plan is to make up all snow days.”

Lexington 1 – home of some top-rated schools for academic performance statewide – is undecided whether it will make up a third day lost last week for its nearly 24,000 students, spokeswoman Mary Beth Hill said.

Lexington-Richland 5 – also known for top-ranked schools – is gathering reaction from principals, teachers and parents “on the best course of action” for its 16,000 students, spokesman Mark Bounds said.

Students in Kershaw County will go to class March 7, but no decision has been made on four other days lost between both storms, spokeswoman Mary Anne Byrd said.

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