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Whale Branch Middle School moves to temporary virtual instruction

District: More than half the student body is under quarantine From staff reports Whale Branch Middle School (WBMS) will be temporarily shifting to virtual instruction this Friday for one full school week, according to a release from the Beaufort County School District (BCSD). This temporary, all-virtual, learning period is scheduled thru Friday, Sept. 17. Regular… Keep Reading

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Beaufort County school board tables motion to mandate masks

Body will vote after SC Supreme Court rules on similar case By Mike McCombs Once again, the Beaufort County Board of Education has chosen to wait. At a specially scheduled meeting that lasted more than six hours, the school board voted Monday night to table board member William Smith’s motion to make masks mandatory in… Keep Reading

Education

Beaufort Co. students to graduate in-person

From staff reports At least one local controversy sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 appears it may turn out differently in 2021. The Beaufort County School District announced Tuesday evening that it plans on holding outdoor, in-person graduation ceremonies for its 2021 graduates. Superintendent Frank Rodriguez said his first priority is to hold in-person… Keep Reading

Education

School district to resume face-to-face instruction 5 days a week Jan. 4

From staff reports The Beaufort County School District will resume face-to-face educational instruction five days a week beginning Jan. 4. The announcement came at Friday’s Board of Education meeting. “It’s always been our goal to resume five days a week of face-to-face instruction,” Superintendent Frank Rodriguez said. Rodriguez noted the challenges of hybrid instruction. “It’s… Keep Reading

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Beaufort County public schools to resume face-to-face instruction in hybrid model Oct. 5

From staff reports BEAUFORT – The Beaufort County School District will resume face-to-face educational instruction in a hybrid model beginning Oct. 5. The announcement came at Wednesday’s Board of Education meeting. “The district’s position has always been that we would return to traditional methods of teaching when it was safe to do so,” Superintendent Frank… Keep Reading

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Beaufort County will open school year virtually Sept. 8

From staff reports The Beaufort County School District will temporarily adopt a full-virtual educational model to teach its 22,000 students when school reopens on Sept. 8, Superintendent Frank Rodriguez announced Tuesday night at a Board of Education meeting. “Having reviewed DHEC metrics for the past six weeks, we see COVID-19 conditions simply are not improving… Keep Reading