Latest on school closures after Irma

Berkeley County School District

(MONCKS CORNER)- Berkeley County School District (BCSD) staff and students returned to school Wednesday, September 13.

School menus will be adjusted back by three days to account for food received and prepare for delivery of food items this week.

Before school and after school care programs will continue normal operations. Athletics and extracurricular activities will also all resume their normal schedule.

Charleston County School District 

Charleston, SC — Charleston County School District reopened Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at the regular start time with the exception of the following sites:
• West Ashley Head Start (Going back Thursday, September 14th)
• East Cooper Montessori (Going back Thursday, September 14th)
• Minnie Hughes Elementary (Going back Thursday, September 14th)

West Ashley Head Start, East Cooper Montessori and Minnie Hughes Elementary did not have power and were not able to reopen on Wednesday; however power should be restored at these campuses in time to reopen on Thursday; an updated communication will be sent out to those school communities.

The Office of Nutrition Services is ready to provide meals at all open campuses.

School and district administrators are aware that a few families may experience hardships as a result of Hurricane Irma’s impact, and will work with those families on an individual basis.

Dorchester County School District


Dorchester District Two schools opened for students and staff on Wednesday, September 13th and will follow a regular schedule.


DD4 resumed classes on Wednesday, September 13th.


Several colleges on the coast also closed because of impacts from Irma impacts.

The College of Charleston, the Citadel, Charleston Southern University and Trident Technical plan to resume classes on Thursday, September 14th.

The University of South Carolina, Beaufort says classes will not start again until September 18th.

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