Columbia teacher rally will close Colleton schools Wednesday
by The Press and Standard | April 29, 2019 4:08 pm
Colleton County School District officials have decided to close all schools on May 1.
In a prepared release, school officials reported “As of April 29, a large number of our staff members have indicated they will use a day of leave Wednesday to attend SC for Ed’s #ALLOutMay1 rally. This will leave all of our schools with a profound shortage of teachers that our current pool of trained substitutes cannot fill.
“Student safety is a high priority for our district. Because of the number of planned teacher absences, we believe that it will be difficult to provide a secure classroom environment for our students Wednesday. We have decided it would be prudent to close our schools.”
The Board of Trustees will discuss options for making up the day during a special meeting held April 30 at 5 p.m.