October 9, 2016 -- CCSD Status Following Hurricane Matthew
For Immediate Release
October 9, 2016
Andy Pruitt 843-729-4023
CCSD Status Following Hurricane Matthew
Charleston, SC — Thank you for your patience concerning Charleston County School District (CCSD) students and employees, and your well-wishes for our first responders during Hurricane Matthew.
This has been a trying time for our community, but our operations staff literally worked around the clock to make sure schools and facilities throughout the district were secured before the storm, monitored during the storm, and if needed, repaired after the storm.
After a thorough inspection of Charleston County School District facilities conducted on Sunday, we expect to resume normal school operations Tuesday, October 11, 2016. As we publish this statement, some of our schools do not have power. We will issue an update by 4:00 PM Monday if there are any schools that may not be able to reopen.
Messages regarding employee responsibilities for Monday have been sent to CCSD email addresses.
SHELTERS: All schools that were used as shelters (with the exception of the old Burns site that is no longer used for students) will be professionally cleaned and disinfected before teachers and students return.
MAKE-UP DAYS: By law and State Board Policy, we are required to make up a certain number of missed school days. Make-up days for missed school due to Hurricane Matthew will be determined at a later date.
Schools will reopen Tuesday. If certain sites cannot reopen for any reason, parents of students at those sites will be contacted as soon as possible regarding alternate arrangements.
Transportation staff will review the most updated list of road closures tomorrow and look at how they affect our current routes.
School menus are subject to change this week based on the scheduling of food deliveries.
Thank you for your understanding and support of the students, teachers, and staff of CCSD.
About the Charleston County School District
Charleston County School District (CCSD) is the second largest school system in South Carolina representing a unique blend of urban, suburban, and rural schools that span 1,000 square miles along the coast. CCSD serves more than 50,000 students in 86 schools and several specialized programs. With approximately 6,100 employees district-wide, CCSD is the fourth largest employer in the region.
CCSD offers a diverse, expanding portfolio of options and specialized programs, delivered through neighborhood, charter, magnet, IB (international baccalaureate), and Montessori schools, and is divided into three Learning Communities led by associate superintendents. Options include specialized programs in science, engineering and mathematics; liberal arts; music and other creative and performing arts; career and technical preparation programs; and military and other public service enterprises.