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List: South Carolina school districts reopening Monday

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster announced Saturday that he lifted restrictions for schools.

****This article was posted in September of 2018****

Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Nearly all South Carolina schools closed by Florence will reopen on Monday.

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster announced Saturday that he lifted restrictions for schools. That mean local school districts now have the authority to decide if they'll reopen.

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Here is the list that we've received so far of what's open/closed. If you don't see your school district on there, don't worry: we'll keep updating this list:


Calhoun County Schools - Students report at 9 a.m. Faculty, staff report at regular time. 

Clarendon School District 1 - OPEN

Clarendon School District 2 - OPEN

Claredon School District 3 - OPEN

Fairfield School District - OPEN

Kershaw County Schools - 2-HOUR DELAY

Lee County Schools - CLOSED 

Lexington School District 1- OPEN

Lexington School District 2- OPEN

Lexington School District 3 - OPEN

Lexington School District 4 - OPEN

However, the district released this statement:

Due to the significant amount of rain over the past few days, there are roads in the Lexington Four area that buses are unable to travel upon due to unsafe conditions. Parents and guardians of bus riders will be informed of the locations of pick up at the ends of the following roads: 

Antioch Church Road

Athens School Road

Bachman Dykes Road

Bird Dog Road

Block House Road

Burns Drive

Burton Gunter Road

Daniel Sharpe Road

Fred Rast Road

J K Rucker Road

Jones Wire Road closed from Whetstone Road to Swansea Road

King Grove Road

Lairds Hill Road

Peele Court

Pine Plain Road

Poole’s Mill Road

Pough Road

Redmond Chavis Road

Sandy Ridge Road turn around at King Grove Road

Sutton Hall Road

Woodford Road

Lexington-Richland School District 5 - OPEN (B Day)

Newberry County Schools - OPEN

Orangeburg School District 3 - OPEN

Orangeburg School District 4 - OPEN

Orangeburg School District 5 - OPEN

Richland School District 1 - OPEN

Richland School District 2 - OPEN

Saluda County Schools - OPEN

Sumter County Schools - OPEN

Williamsburg County Schools - Closed, staff report at 8:30. Students on 2-hour delay Tuesday.


Columbia College - OPEN

Midlands Technical College - OPEN

Newberry College - Classes Canceled; Administrative offices open at 10 a.m.

Orangeburg-Calhoun Tech - OPEN

University of SC - OPEN

USC - Aiken - OPEN

Voorhees College - OPEN

Last Tuesday, the governor closed public schools in 26 counties in advance of the storm due to the threat posed by Florence. For some, that was because an evacuation order was in place. But for others, especially in the Midlands, it was for all the traffic caused by evacuees using the roads, as well as the need to use school buses to transport people from the coast.

Florence moved ashore in North Carolina Friday, and has brought catastrophic flooding to that region.

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