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Make Up Day Information

posted Oct 9, 2015, 10:38 AM by Lisa Ingram

The S.C. General Assembly has amended S.C. Code of Laws § 59-1-425 (HB 3890) as it relates to school closings due to snow, extreme weather conditions, or other disruptions.

All districts must set aside three days in the annual academic calendar to be used as make-up days. The first three days missed due to snow, extreme weather or other disruptions, must be made up.

If more than three days are missed, the local school board of trustees, by a majority vote, may waive no more than three days. However, the local school board of trustees may prefer to make up missed days and can do so by lengthening the school day by no less than one hour or by operating on a Saturday. Any plan to lengthen the school day must be approved by the S.C. Department of Education before its implementation. Saturday school operations must accommodate or alternatively reschedule normal Saturday tutorial instruction. A waiver of makeup days will be extended to all district public charter schools and all district-approved home school associations.

The State Board of Education has the authority to waive three additional make up days beyond the three forgiven by the local school district upon request. 


School Closing Days

Action to be Taken

Responsible Party


Must be made up in the

school year

Superintendent and Local

School Board of Trustees


Waive missed days




Extend the school day or

Saturday school

Local School Board of Trustees

(a majority vote is required for waiver)


District requests SBE waiver

State Board of Education




Lisa Ingram,
Oct 9, 2015, 10:38 AM