As we continue to see a decline in new COVID-19 cases, Berkeley County School District (BCSD) leaders have approved for high schools to host their annual proms. As high schools and venues vary in size and location, each school will communicate safety protocols and expectations directly to their students and parents. Students, their approved guests, and parents assume responsibility for any COVID-19 risks due to attending prom. BCSD quarantine protocol will be utilized in the event we need to identify close contacts due to a known positive case.
BCSD high school event venue contracts include a cancellation clause that does not require the payment of any fees as a result of necessary cancellation. This is important to protect school interests in the event of a concerning increase in COVID-19 positive cases and/or implementation of state or local health and safety restrictions, such as a return to limits on large gatherings.
BCSD district and school leaders are committed to preserving traditional educational and school social/emotional experiences for students, as much as is practical, during this school year marked by a worldwide health pandemic. BCSD leadership will continue working with our high school principals to monitor conditions, and remain committed to making decisions that best protect the health and safety of our students, staff and communities.
Please continue to check the BCSD website for updates.