Days before Gov. Henry McMaster closed schools in mid-March, Marlboro County School District officials saw the possibility it might have to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bennettsville Intermediate School Principal Crystal Halma said she and other administrators talked with Dr. Kakela Robinson, chief of staff for the district, and Superintendent Dr. Gregory McCord about putting a plan in place. It initially started with having teachers prepare two weeks of online lessons in case something happened.
By the time, they received the call on March 15 that McMaster was closing all schools in the state, the district was ready.
By Tuesday, everything was up and running.
MCSD is using Google Classroom as the platform.