The purpose of this page is to provide the latest information regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in South Carolina. As the cases of the virus continue to rise nationally, the Institute is monitoring the latest updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC), and the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE).

2020-2021 school re-opening information

Executive Order

On April 22, 2020, Governor Henry McMaster announced that all South Carolina public K-12 schools will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.

Spring 2020 Assessments & Accountabilty

On March 23, 2020, the South Carolina Department of Education announced its Assessment and Accountability Waiver has been approved by the U.S. Department of Education.


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