Both Bamberg County school districts to go virtual

by jovan1984

Bamberg — Another local school district has shut down in-person learning and gone to virtual learning.

According to the (Orangeburg) Times and Democrat, both of Bamberg County’s school districts are shutting their schools down and switching to virtual learning.

This takes effect on Wednesday, September 1, the first day of the fall season.

This will last one week.

“The district will continue to monitor COVID rates among staff and students during this time and adjust dates if necessary following Labor Day,” the two districts announced jointly online. The districts will post an update on Tuesday, September 7.

“All staff except those in isolation or in quarantine are to report to schools and work during normal working times,” the districts’ statement said.

Bamberg County is the third school district on the South Carolina side of the Aiken Area to shut down schools to in-person learning. Williston School District 29 and Allendale-Fairfax are the others.

Bamberg County is at least the ninth school district in the Aiken Area to have in-person learning disrupted by COVID already. In addition to the aforementioned school districts: Screven County, Burke County, Glascock County, Warren County and Taliaferro County have also had to suspend in-person learning at some point. Jenkins County has yet to start in-person learning – and they were supposed to have started on August 24.