Horry County School Board waives snow make-up days, now up to the state

On Monday, Horry County School Board members were faced with the decision of whether to make up the school days missed after Horry County Schools were shut down from Jan. 28 - Jan. 31 because of the wintry weather.

Two out of those four days missed will be made up on what would have been teacher workdays. Those days are Feb. 17 and Mar. 28.

At Monday night's meeting, Horry County Schools Superintendent Cindy Elsberry requested the other two days be waived, along with one additional day in case schools have to shut down again for the weather.

The School Board approved the request, but they still have to get a waiver from the General Assembly to be exempt.

Horry County School Board Chairman Joe Defeo is optimistic that the district will get the green light.

"We already had a bill that passed the House to forgive all days and that passed. The House and Senate and our legislative delegation has told me it's going to happen," Defeo said.

Defeo said that it may take the Senate another two weeks before a decision on the waiver is made.

He also added that the conversation may have to be revisited if more days are missed, because only so many days can be waived.