Governor McMaster orders schools to have in-person and virtual option for Fall reopening



COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) –  If you’re one of the many parents and educators around the state agonizing over the upcoming start of the school year, you may get some of those questions answered this morning.

Governor Henry McMaster is expected to hold a press conference Wednesday at 11 a.m. to discuss reopening schools in South Carolina.

Here’s a summary of the CDC’s “Considerations for Schools” and its guidelines for school administrators.

School districts should submit reopening plans by Friday, July 17th.

Governor McMaster said he has instructed Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman not to approve any reopening plan that does not include the option to return five days a week in-person.

McMaster also said that September 8th should be considered for the start date of the school year.

Stay with ABC Columbia for the latest.

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