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Masks mandated as 36 more S.C. school districts OK’d to reopen

Three dozen more South Carolina school districts have gotten approval from the state Department of Education to reopen.
Three dozen more South Carolina school districts have gotten approval from the state Department of Education to reopen.(KALB)
Published: Jul. 31, 2020 at 3:05 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - Three dozen more South Carolina school districts have gotten approval from the state Department of Education to reopen.

Approval came Friday afternoon from Education Superintendent Molly Spearman.

Those districts include:

  • Anderson School District One
  • Anderson School District Two
  • Anderson School District Three
  • Anderson School District 4
  • Bamberg School District One
  • Bamberg School District 2
  • Williston School District 29 (Barnwell 29)
  • Barnwell School District 45
  • Charleston County School District
  • Cherokee County School District
  • Chesterfield County School District
  • Clarendon School District One
  • Clarendon County School District Three
  • Dillon School District Three
  • Dillon School District Four
  • Dorchester School District Two
  • Dorchester School District Four
  • Florence Public School District One
  • Florence County School District Four
  • Florence County School District Five
  • Georgetown County School District
  • Hampton County School District 2
  • Jasper County School District
  • Laurens County School District 55
  • Lee County School District
  • Marion County School District (Marion 10)
  • Marlboro County School District
  • McCormick County School District
  • Richland County School District One
  • Spartanburg School District One
  • Spartanburg School District Three
  • Spartanburg School District Four
  • Spartanburg School District Five
  • Spartanburg School District Six
  • Spartanburg School District 7
  • Union County Schools

Spearman also added that masks or face coverings would be required in state schools.

“As we prepare to welcome students and teachers back to South Carolina classrooms for face to face instruction, it is imperative that we implement measures that are proven to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus,” Spearman said in a statement. “Requiring the use of face masks for everyone in our school buildings in combination with other mitigation tactics will help ensure that we have safe learning environments even when optimal social distancing is not feasible.”

These districts now join the 31 others who have gotten the okay to open their doors.

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