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Severe Weather Risk Prompts Early Student Release

Severe weather risk
Thu, 01/11/2024

Our president Dr. Timothy Keown has released the following statement regarding Friday's threat of severe weather:

Because the safety of our students, their families and our teachers and staff are among our highest priorities, and because Friday, January 12 was already planned as an early-release in advance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, the administration of the S.C. Governor’s School for Agriculture has decided to make tomorrow an e-learning day.

All students will need to sign out and depart campus for the weekend by early Thursday evening. Please make sure you take the necessary technology home to complete any e-learning assignments. We also ask that any students who have animals on the property contact Mr. McCall, the Farm Manager, to make arrangements for the care of these animals during the extended weekend. This will include dogs and any show animals. His email address is

The weather forecast for Friday suggests the high probability of severe storms, including an enhanced risk of tornadoes. Some models suggest our weather could be even more dangerous than Tuesday’s storms, with arrival in our area early afternoon. We simply do not want to risk our students and families traveling home tomorrow in those conditions.

We apologize for any inconvenience this earlier departure may pose for our Aggie families. Have an enjoyable long weekend, and we look forward to your return to class next Tuesday.