SC schools ask lawmakers help after weeks of missed classes

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A few South Carolina school districts that missed more than two weeks of classes because of Hurricane Florence are turning to lawmakers for help.
A bill that unanimously passed the House would allow school districts to send a request to the South Carolina Department of Education to waive any days missed beyond the tenth day for bad weather.
Because districts need to go ahead and finalize their calendars, the Senate Education Committee reluctantly sent the bill to the Senate floor Wednesday promising to look at possible changes.
Republican Sen. Shane Massey of Edgefield wonders if students are getting all the education they need if so many missed days aren’t made up.
Four districts would be affected by the legislation. They are Horry, Georgetown, Marion, and Marlboro County schools.

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