Candidates for SC superintendent to debate

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) - Candidates seeking the office of South Carolina's schools superintendent will face off in a debate in a coastal city.

The hour-long debate is scheduled for Thursday in North Myrtle Beach during the annual State Teacher Forum.

Winthrop University's Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement says five candidates are set to participate.

The Republicans are former Anderson 4 superintendent Gary Burgess of Pendleton, small business owner and home-school mom Elizabeth Moffly of Awendaw, high school history teacher Kelly Payne of Irmo and Newberry College president Mick Zais. The Democrat in the race is Greenville attorney Frank Holleman.

The debate will be broadcast live at around 1 p.m. on

The teacher forum involves all district-level teachers of the year.

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