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March 31, 2015
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TO PROVIDE FOR THE WAIVER OF TWO OR FEWER DAYS THAT SCHOOLS IN CHESTER COUNTY CLOSED IN FEBRUARY 2015 DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER FROM THE STATUTORY REQUIREMENT THAT SCHOOL DAYS MISSED DUE TO SNOW, EXTREME WEATHER, OR OTHER DISRUPTIONS BE MADE UP, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THIS REQUIREMENT DOES NOT APPLY TO TIME MISSED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER FROM THESE STORMS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. (A) Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 59-1-425, the governing body of a school district may waive the requirement that schools make up full days missed due to snow, extreme weather conditions, or other disruptions requiring schools to close for:
(1) three or fewer full school days that students who attend schools or charter schools in the district missed during the 2014-2015 school year due to snow or other extreme weather;
(2) three or fewer days for students who attend a school or charter school in the district missed during the 2014-2015 school year due to building disruptions including, but not limited to, those caused by the malfunction of plumbing, electrical, HVAC, or other related building systems of the school; or
(3) any combination of items (1) and (2), collectively not to exceed three days.
(B) A district may not exercise a waiver for a school in the district pursuant to subsection (A) until it has exhausted all statutorily required make-up days for that school remaining on the 2014-2015 school calendar.
(C) When a district waives a make-up day pursuant to this section, the make-up day also is waived for any student participating in a home schooling program approved by the board of trustees of the district in which the student resides.
SECTION 2. This joint resolution takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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