Rock Hill voters will decide next week whether their school system can borrow $110 million over five years to expand cafeterias and classrooms at some schools; fix the roofs, replace doors and make other maintenance improvements at other buildings; buy buses; increase students’ access to technology; and improve security at several campuses.
Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood is seething after school officials hired a private firm to replace four deputies working as school resource officers with security guards he says would not be as well trained as his officers.
The Legislative Audit Council does not have enough auditors to fulfill a York County lawmaker’s request for a financial review of Winthrop University, agency officials said on Thursday. State Rep. John King’s audit request was put on hold, along with similar requests for S.C. State University and the University of South Carolina. Officials did not give a timeline of when the requests may be reconsidered.
As leaders at the University of South Carolina and Clemson University study campus issues that may have contributed to the recent deaths of two students involved with fraternities, Winthrop University officials say they are taking steps to prevent similar tragedies.
Seven Democratic state lawmakers, including Rep. John King of Rock Hill, are calling on state auditors to probe Winthrop University’s finances. King is concerned about Winthrop using its savings to balance the school’s budget for the past several years.