The School District of Oconee County Board of Trustees adopts a school year calendar each year that meets the requirements found in the SC Code of Laws SECTION 59-1-425. Calendars are typically approved no later than early spring. District leadership feels strongly that the best instructional calendar for our schools is one that completes the first semester before Christmas. To do this and still be in compliance with state law, the district has adopted a “year-round modified” calendar. The biggest difference between a year-round modified calendar and a traditional one is that there is a week-long break between each 9 weeks. Students will still have the months of June and July as a summer break.