School starts back at several South Carolina districts

South Carolina News

GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — Students in several South Carolina districts returned to school Thursday.

The Index-Journal of Greenwood reports all three districts in Greenwood County and schools in McCormick County started the 2021-22 year in July because they have started a mostly year-round calendar.

Students get extended breaks at the end of each nine-week period and a longer break in June or July, but not as long as a typical summer break.

Supporters of the year-round calendar says it gives students more frequent breaks to prevent burnout and an opportunity for students who fall behind to catch up during those breaks.

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