All District One students off for eclipse

The Hampton District One School Board voted unanimously August 10 to cancel school due to a solar eclipse.

During an August 10 school board meeting, the Hampton County District One School Board voted unanimously to cancel school for ALL District One students on Aug. 21 due to safety concerns regarding the solar eclipse that day.

According to Superintendent Dr. Ronald Wilcox, a meeting with Hampton County Emergency Management Director Susanne Peeples prompted school officials to change the originally scheduled half-day off to a complete day away from school for students. Peeples informed Wilcox and school officials there could possibly be an influx of motorists to the area hoping to catch a glimpse of the natural phenomenon, which occurs once every 100-years. School officials stated the possibility of heavily congested roadways creating driving dangers for students was their main reason for cancelling school.

Look for a release from District One regarding the cancellation next week in The Hampton County Guardian.