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2017-2018 school year to start Aug. 17
2018 KCSD graduations set for June 2
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Students will start school this fall a little earlier than originally planned -- Thursday, Aug. 17, to be exact. In late February, the S.C. General Assembly passed a resolution allowing school districts across the state the option of starting the 2017-18 school year on Aug. 17 instead of the third Monday day in August (Aug. 21) in order “to capitalize on the potential educational value” of a solar eclipse taking place on that third Monday. After a short briefing from Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Director of Communications Mary Anne Byrd during its meeting Tuesday night, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voted 7-0 to start next school year on Aug. 17.

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