Haley signs make-up day bill, classes in Berkeley, DD2 end May 30

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCIV) -- Gov. Nikki Haley on Wednesday signed a bill that would let school districts waive make-up days from this year's winter storms.

As a result, Dorchester District 2 and Berkeley County schools officials say the last day of the school year will be May 30.

DD2 officials said the Givhans Alternative Program will dismiss at 9:30 a.m. Elementary schools will dismiss at 10:30 a.m.; high schools will dismiss an hour later; and middle schools will dismiss at 12:30 p.m.

Rollings Middle School of the Arts will dismiss at noon.

Many students, teachers, and parents were waiting on the district to announce whether students would be attending classes into next week.

Berkeley County had initially called for a half-day on June 2, but "this half day (would) be scheduled after and during high school graduations; it involved great expense to the district including the costs associated with serving meals and operating busses."

The district said it was reaching out to families in every avenue available.