Richland 1 on Tuesday decided how it would make up three school days missed earlier in October because of flooding.
At an emergency meeting, five Richland 1 school board members voted unanimously to hold school on Nov. 6 and Feb. 12 – previously student holidays – and May 31, previously a teacher workday.
Richland 1 last week announced it planned to make up all seven school days missed because of flooding. The district last week announced how it would make up the other four days.
Richland 1 students will now report to school this Friday, previously scheduled as a teacher work day, as well as Feb. 15, March 18 and May 30 – dates already built into the school calendar as inclement weather make-up days.
The changes will make May 31 the last day of the district’s school year, Richland 1 spokeswoman Karen York said. York said making up the seven days was necessary to reach the state’s 180-school-day requirement. York said Richland 1 Superintendent Craig Witherspoon did not seek to waive any school days.
“We believe all of that time is important for our students,” she said.