Schools announce changes to Friday classes ahead of Ian

Published: Sep. 29, 2022 at 9:48 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 30, 2022 at 7:46 AM EDT
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GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - Due to the expected impact of Ian in South Carolina, several schools are making changes to their class schedules for Friday, Sept. 30.

According to the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE), vehicle size wind speed, wind direction, road conditions, and visibility must all be taken into consideration when making operational decisions during inclement weather.

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“When wind forces of 30 miles per hour or greater strike the side of a school bus, the forces exerted can exceed 500 pounds,” said the SCDE. “Forces of this magnitude can greatly impact steering control and tracking of school buses in motion.”

The following schools have announced class changes due to weather:

  • All Anderson County School Districts will have an eLearning day Friday.
  • Greenville County Schools will have an eLearning day Friday.
  • School District of Oconee County will have an eLearning day Friday.
  • School District of Pickens County will have an eLearning day Friday.
  • Abbeville County Schools will have an eLearning day Friday.
  • Cherokee County School District will have an eLearning day Friday.
  • All Spartanburg County School Districts 1-7 will have an eLearning day Friday.
  • Laurens County School District 55 is shifting to eLearning Friday.
  • Brashier Middle College Charter High School will have an eLearning day Friday.
  • Legacy Early College will have an eLearning day Friday.
  • GREEN Charter Elementary School will have an eLearning day Friday.
  • GREEN Charter Middle School will have an eLearning day Friday.
  • GREEN Charter School Spartanburg will have an eLearning day Friday.
  • High Pointe Academy will have an eLearning day Friday.
  • Greenwood County School District 51 is on fall break.
  • University of South Carolina (Columbia) - All classes scheduled for the Columbia campus for Friday are canceled, including all in-person and virtual classes.
  • Greenville Technical College will have a virtual day on Friday and the Child Development Center will be closed.
  • Lander University - All classes are canceled Friday.

Stay tuned as we work to learn more school changes.