Politics & Government

Today at the SC State House: Forgiving hurricane school days

School districts disrupted by last fall’s hurricane could be getting some relief from the Legislature.

Today, the K-12 subcommittee of the House education and public works committee will consider H.3515, a bill that will waive up to five days for counties “for which major federal disaster declarations were made” after Hurricane Matthew struck the state and caused flooding last October.

Waivers can be sought regardless of whether the district also has to make up school days due to snow or other disruptions during the 2016-17 school year.


▪ 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. Legislative Breakfast--South Carolina Commission for the Blind, Blatt Room 112

▪ 9 a.m. Senate Finance Criminal Justice Subcommittee Budget Hearing, Gressette Room 407

▪ 9 a.m. Senate Finance Health and Human Services Subcommittee, Gressette Room 209

▪ 9 a.m. Leadership Greenville, Blatt Room 110

▪ 9 a.m. House Higher Education Subcommittee on H.3583, Blatt 433

▪ 9 a.m. House Labor, Commerce and Industry Insurance Subcommittee on H.3022 and H.3546, Blatt Room 403

▪ 10 a.m. Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Professions and Occupations Subcommittee on S.185, S.279 and S.297, Gressette Room 408

▪ 10 a.m. Conversation with the Conservationists, Gressette Room 105

▪ 11 a.m. Senate Transportation Committee, Gressette Room 207

▪ (1 hour upon adjournment of the House) House Education and Public Works K-12 Subcommittee on H.3508, H.3515 and H.3591, Blatt Room 433

▪ 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Legislative Luncheon--South Carolina Consortium for Gifted Education (Members Only), Blatt Room 112

▪ (Upon adjournment of the House) Ways and Means Higher Education and Technical Schools Budget Subcommittee, Blatt Room 511

▪ 2 p.m. (or 1 1/2 hours after the House adjourns) Ways and Means Healthcare Budget Subcommittee, Blatt Room 108

▪ 2:30 p.m. (or 1 1/2 hours after the House adjourns, whichever is later) Full Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee, Blatt Room 403

▪ (1½ hours after the House adjourns or upon the Call of the Chair) Ways and Means Public Education and Special Schools Subcommittee, Blatt Room 521

▪ (1 1/2 hours after adjournment) Ways and Means Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Subcommittee, Blatt Room 305

▪ (1½ hours after the House adjourns) Ways and Means Transportation and Regulatory Subcommittee, Blatt Room 318

▪ 4 p.m. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on S.90, S.118, S.148 and S.151, Gressette Room 207