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School board sets weather make-up days for Dorian

The Beaufort County Board of Education Monday night approved three make-up days – and waived a fourth day – to compensate for instructional days missed due to Hurricane Dorian.

District schools were closed four days Sept. 3-6. South Carolina state law requires minimum numbers of instructional days or hours, depending on the grade levels of students. Districts must incorporate three make-up days into their annual calendars, and once those three days are used, local boards of education have authority to waive up to three additional days.

The vote by the board largely supported the 2019-20 calendar approved last January but added minor modifications. The newly revised calendar includes:

– Nov. 11 as a full instructional day.

– Nov. 26 as a full instructional day.

– Nov. 27 as a half-day.

– March 13 as a full instructional day.

That combination added three instructional days, and the board voted to use its state statutory authority to waive the fourth day missed due to Dorian. The district’s revised 2019-20 calendar will be posted this week on the district’s website ( under the “Students” and “Parents” tabs.

Beaufort’s Stowe studies abroad during fall semester

Beaufort’s Frances Stowe is one of more than 50 Wofford students studying abroad during the Fall 2019 semester. Stowe, a member of the class of 2021, is studying abroad in Alicante, Spain. 

Wofford College, established in 1854, is a four-year, residential liberal arts college located in Spartanburg. It offers 26 major fields of study to a student body of 1,690 undergraduates. Nationally known for the strength of its academic programs, outstanding faculty, study abroad participation and successful graduates, Wofford is home to one of the nation’s 283 Phi Beta Kappa chapters. 

Mitchell named to Limestone Spring Honor Roll 

Sammy Mitchell of Beaufort was named to the Limestone College’s Spring 2019 Honor Roll.

Sammy was among 130 students honored. To qualify, students must be enrolled full time and earn a GPA of at least 3.75.

Byam awarded scholarshp at Valdosta State 

Valdosta State University has awarded Beaufort’s Andrew Byam the Student Scholarship for the 2019-2020 academic year. Byam is one of nearly 500 currently enrolled, incoming first-year, or transfer students selected to receive a scholarship through VSU Foundation Inc. These scholarships were established by private donors and are awarded each year to students with excellent academic achievement and/or financial need. Each recipient represents the high standards of the university.

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