Rock Hill, South Carolina, school district named Missy Brakefield as the executive director of elementary education. Derek Johnson was named as new district coach to work directly with teachers on literacy.
Cases of hand, foot and mouth disease, a viral illness typically affecting children, are popping up in York County, South Carolina. Here are some contagious illnesses parents should be aware of as school starts back Aug. 20.
Rock Hill, South Carolina, school district Superintendent Bill Cook Jr. talked about his goals to keep students and staff safe during Wednesday, August 8, 2018, reception with personnel, residents and parents.
The Fort Mill school board election this fall already has nine candidates for four seats. Terrin Boddie, Wayne Bouldin, Michele Branning, Christine Dayton, Hazel Frick, Marianne Koehl, Andrew Markners, Celia McCarter and Brian Murphy have filed.
York County, South Carolina, residents can join a discussion on school safety at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, featuring local leaders. A tele-town hall will be streamed live on U.S. Congressman Ralph Norman’s Facebook page. The town hall includes school and police leaders.
S.C. students will return to school later this month. But will there be enough teachers? Advocates have warned a mass exodus of teachers could happen after the June 30 end of a state retirement program.
Chester County, South Carolina, residents say mildew, leaky roofs and other problems plague the career center and the districts’ schools. Residents are divided on what the priorities for the South Carolina school district should include.
The Fort Mill School District has a public meeting scheduled to discuss new high school attendance lines that will need to be in place by the 2019-’20 school year when Catawba Ridge High School opens. It will be the third, joining Fort Mill High School and Nation Ford High School.
Tax-free weekend, the three days citizens can shop certain items and save the six percent state tax, is August 3-5, 2018. Several items are exempt, including clothing and accessories, school supplies and computers. York, Chester and Lancaster County students start back on Aug. 20.
The Clover, South Carolina school district has named new leaders. Carrie Bolin has been named director of the district’s Career and Technical Education program and Jason Mabry is the new director of Blue Eagle Academy. Clover is expanding the scope of its career and technical education programs.
Angela Bain, school superintendent in Chester County, South Carolina, filed a lawsuit Monday against school board chair Denise Lawson and a former school board lawyer accusing both of defamation and conspiracy, court documents show. The lawsuit was filed a day before the school board was set to receive legal advice on Bain’s contract.
State law requires third-grade students who score lowest on the state’s reading assessment to be retained unless they meet an exemption. The retention rule went into effect this school year. One way students can avoid retention is by participating in summer reading camps.
Winthrop University's board of trustees approved on July 3, 2018, a 2.4 percent undergraduate tuition increase for both in-state and out-of-state students. That brings the cost for the fall 2018 semester to $7,615 for in-state students and $14,743 for out-of-state students.
Chester Park School of the Arts in South Carolina has a new leader. Lamont Moore has been named principal of the school, according to the Chester County School District. Moore has 19 years of experience in education.
Legion Collegiate Academy, a new dual enrollment charter high school that focuses on athletics and academics, is set to open in August 2019 in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Similar schools, such as Oceanside Academy in Mount Pleasant, have allowed students to earn college credit before graduating and participate in athletics.