Lexington County School District One believes that each and every instructional day matters, and we do everything we can to protect instruction.
You might find it interesting to know that according to law (S.C. Code of Laws Title 59 Education, Chapter 1 SECTION 59 1 425), school calendars must:
Have 190 days
Cover at least nine calendar months
Not start before the third Monday in August
Use 180 days for instruction
Use three days for collegial professional development
Use no more than two days for preparation of opening of schools (teacher work days)
Use the remaining five days for teacher planning, academic plans, and parent conferences
In addition, districts must have three weather makeup days built into their academic calendars. If there is severe weather and the district is forced to close school one day, the district must use one of its three built-in makeup days to make that day up.
If bad weather causes us to cancel school for more than three days, once the district uses all three makeup days, the board can vote (with a majority vote) to forgive up to three additional days.
We are pleased to offer our academic calendars almost a year in advance. This offers both staff and parents the ability to plan their schedules accordingly.