Board of Education approves 2018-19 academic calendar

First and last dates of the school year mandated by SC state law
Posted on 02/05/2018
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, February 5, 2018

Board of Education approves school
calendar for 2018-19 academic year

BEAUFORT – The Beaufort County Board of Education has approved the district’s academic calendar for the 2018-19 school year.

The first day for students will be Monday, August 20, 2018, and the final day of classes will be Friday, May 31, 2019.

The 2018-19 calendar includes a two-week winter break, a preference indicated by parents and district employees in online surveys last year.   

Current state law mandates that no South Carolina public school can begin classes prior to the third Monday in August, which this year is August 20. 

Various staff development days are dispersed throughout the calendar, and three possible weather make-up are included: Wednesday, Nov. 21; Monday, June 3; and Tuesday, June 4.     

Holiday dates with schools closed for students are Sept. 3 (Labor Day); Nov. 6 (Election Day) Nov. 21-23 (Thanksgiving); Dec. 24-Jan. 8, 2019 (winter break); Jan. 21, 2019 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day); February 21, 2019 (teacher work day); April 15-19, 2019 (spring break); and May 27, 2019 (Memorial Day).

NOTE TO EMPLOYEES:  The newly approved 2018-19 calendar is posted on the district website.