How one S.C. school district is making a move toward year-round schooling

January 17, 2019 | The Post and Courier

An Upstate school district could become the first in South Carolina to move toward year-round education.

The Oconee County School District in the northwestern corner of the state is considering adopting a modified calendar for the 2020-21 school year that would shorten summer vacation from 11 to seven weeks and create two-week holidays at the end of every nine-week grading period.

While the proposed calendar wouldn’t do away with summer vacation altogether, it shares a common rationale with year-round schedules that public schools have adopted elsewhere in the country.

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