Aiken County Public School Announcement - 9/12

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Following a mid-morning news conference today, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster rescinded the mandatory school closing and will allow Aiken County Public Schools to open its doors to students, faculty and staff members beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, September 12.

District officials have been in consistent communication with local Emergency Management Officials and have made the decision to reopen all schools, offices and departments tomorrow, Wednesday, September 12. We will operate on a regular schedule.

According to government officials, the current track of the hurricane does not necessitate our schools serving as evacuation shelters for those evacuating from the coastal region of the state. South Aiken High School will not, in this instance, open as an emergency shelter. Alternative shelter locations will be designated and communicated by the American Red Cross.

Our prayers continue for those in the path of Hurricane Florence. As always, we stand ready to welcome our neighbors across the state in providing emergency shelter should it be necessary.

We certainly apologize for the inconvenience caused by today’s mandatory school closing and appreciate the community’s understanding of the unpredictability of weather systems. We look forward to welcoming everyone back to school tomorrow.

Mike Rosier

Aiken County Public Schools

Communications Coordinator


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